Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive

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Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive

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  • Ultra-quiet, high-performance 320 GB EIDE internal hard drive ideal for desktop and enterprise storage applications
  • 7200 RPM spindle speed; 8 MB cache
  • 1-year limited warranty

Western Digital – the leader for high quality hard drives, introduces the Caviar – a high performance hard disk drive.
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Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive

Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive

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3 thoughts on “Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive

  1. 50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent drive, August 11, 2005
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    Brian Fuchs (Thousand Oaks, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive (Personal Computers)

    I bought this drive to replace my measly 30GB boot drive that came with my Dell. In order to replace your boot drive, you need to MOVE your OS to the new drive, and make it bootable. Simply dragging files won’t do it at all.

    After unsuccessfully using Norton Ghost 9 to try to clone my Win XP boot drive, I decided to use the FREE Lifeguard utility that came with the WD drive. Among other tools, it has the ability to image a drive to a WD disk.

    It worked on the FIRST TRY!

    Here are a couple of hints:

    * During the following process, I always had the WD utility disk in my CD-ROM drive. The system would boot to this disk when all else failed. I also made sure the utilities were installed to my old Boot Drive (C:)

    * Connect the new WD drive as your SLAVE (your old boot drive should still be a Master).

    * Launch the Lifeguard tool, and go to the Set Up Drive option. Tell it you want to make the WD be a NEW BOOT disk (NOT just a drive for additional space), and have it copy over all of your old C: drive.

    * Once it completes (can take hours), it says it needs to reboot to finish the job. That scared me to death, since the PC will start up with an old Boot drive as master, and a New Boot drive as a slave. I was terrified it would ruin my registry. I crossed myself a few times and did it. XP booted on my old drive, then the tool re-launched and completed the process.

    * At this point, the tool simply says it is finished – and nothing else… I shut down the system, disconnected the old master, configured the new boot drive as a Master, and connected it to the IDE Master. Upon powerup, Win XP came right up! The new Boot Drive automatically came up as C:.

    * NOTE: I had a slave drive originally. During the cloning process, I removed it from the system. Once the new drive was configured as a master, I put the slave back, and it came up like nothing happened. It retained the same drive letter as well.

    Bottom line: For $150 (after rebate) for a 320GB drive with a very nice toolset, you can’t go wrong. This also would make a nice TIVO upgrade drive for Series2 TIVOs.

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  2. 13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Warranty rip-off., September 3, 2006
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    This review is from: Western Digital WD3200JBRTL Caviar 320 GB PATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive (Personal Computers)

    By reputation Western Digital drives are very good BUT this retail packaged drive’s warranty is for one year FROM DATE OF MANUFACTURE. There is nothing on the packing to indicate this and I only found out about it when I went to WD’s website and entered my drive’s serial number to buy an extended warranty. My brand new drive was manufactured 2/05 so I’m out of luck. You might want to look at other brands if the warranty is important to you.

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Drive after the failed one was replaced, May 17, 2007
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    The first drive I got was bad, and after an hour of fooling around I couldn’t intall it. An expert friend then tried an hour of fooling around with BIOS, etc. but all the drive would do is keep clicking. I returned it to Amazon and the replacement worked flawlessly and fast

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