for anyone who missed out becausse scan are sold out and have put the price back up you can still get them at overclockers for under £90.
WD Caviar SE16 SATA II hard drives combine 300 MB/s transfer rate and 16 MB cache for industry leading performance. Yes, these reliable drives are lightning fast, but they still deliver technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. The one-two performance punch of 300 MB/s transfer rate, state-of-the-art performance for SATA drives, and 16 MB cache make the WD Caviar SE16 family the fastest desktop-class hard drives available. Cool operation means the highest reliability even in high-heat environments such as personal video recorders. Thats why these drives, the coolest on the market, are the drive of choice for the worlds leading consumer electronics manufacturers as well as the worlds leading PC makers. The technology that Toms Hardware called very fast and nearly silent is repeated in this family of drives. We have minimized noise to levels virtually below the threshold of human hearing with our WhisperDrive technology. And to cut seek noise, our SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in the drive operating more efficiently when accessing and writing data.
- Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM
- Capacity: 500GB
- Average Read Seek Time: 8.9 ms
- Buffer: 16MB
- Interface: Serial ATA-2
- 3 year manufacturer's warranty