The 2008 PC Builder's Bible

Internal Drives

Western Digital Caviar
SE16 500GB
Capacity: 500GB
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
RPM: 7200
Cache: 16MB
Avg Seek Time: 8.9ms
Avg Write Time: 10.9ms
Price: $90
www.westerndigital.com



Western Digital
Raptor X 150GB

Capacity: 150GB
Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/s
RPM: 10000
Cache: 16MB
Avg Seek Time: 4.6ms
Avg Write Time: 5.2ms
Avg Latency: 2.99ms
Price: $174
www.westerndigital.com

External Drives

Seagate FreeAgent
Go 250GB

Capacity: 250GB
Interface: USB 2.0
RPM: 5400
Transfer speed: 480Mb/s
Dimensions: .7”x4.8”x3.9”
Weight: 6.4oz
Price: $100
www.seagate.com


Western Digital My
Passport Elite 320GB

Capacity: 320GB
Interface: USB 2.0
RPM: 5400
Transfer speed: 480Mb/s
Dimensions: .6”x5.0”x3.1”
Weight: 0.23lb
Price: $160
www.westerndigital.com


Maxtor OneTouch
4 Plus 1TB
Capacity: 1TB
Interface: USB 2.0 /
IEEE1394a
RPM: 7200
Transfer speed: 480Mb/s
Dimensions: 2.5”x6.0”x6.8”
Weight: 2.5lbs
Price: $250
www.maxtor.com

Optical drives in a nutshell
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