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WD2500AAKS 250GB

The Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB is a 3.5" 250GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the SATA 3Gb/s interface and has a speed of 7200 RPM.

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Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Physical Size3.5"The size of the drive dictates which drive bays it will fit into - generally a small drive will fit into any bigger drive bay with an adapter
Capacity250GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Cache Size16MBThe bigger the cache, the more data that can be temporarily stored for faster access
RPM7200 RPMThe higher the RPM, the faster the hard drive, and the faster stored data can be accessed
Drive InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

WD2500AAKS 250GB compatibility review

The Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB is a fairly poor primary hard disk drive choice, as its performance leaves a lot to be desired. It would be fine to use as basic data storage, though.

With a cache of 16MB, the Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB can store a relatively small amount of data temporarily, which will result in fast loading times but only for a small amount of previously loaded data. At a speed of 7200 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at about the market average for desktop PCs. This speed is widely considered the desktop standard, providing a good balance between reliability, cost, performance, and noise.

With a capacity of 250GB, the Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB has a very small amount of storage space for an hard disk driveUsing the SATA 2.0 3Gb/s interface this hard disk drive will not be limited by its connection with the motherboard, and there is currently no real reason to choose SATA 3.0 over SATA 2.0 for a mechanical hard disk drive (SSDs are another matter).

A form factor size of 3.5" is standard for desktop drives, and this will fit into any standard case drive bay, or into a 5.25" drive bay with an adapter.

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