WD RE HDD 3 TB SATA-600 Upgrade for the ASUS M3A78-EM Motherboard

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device type: motherboard

Your M3A78-EM System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 4

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Chipset:

AMD 780G chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

WD RE HDD 3 TB SATA-600

WD RE HDD 3 TB SATA-600
Part Number: WD3000FYYZ
  • Industry's highest capacity nearline drive
  • Highest performance for business-critical applications
  • Dual processor
  • Manufacturer's 5-year warranty
 $301.99
Qty:

Ideal for enterprise servers and storage, video surveillance, and other write-intensive applications, WD RE 7200 RPM Enterprise SATA hard drives offer high capacity, 64 MB cache, 4th generation vibration tolerance.

Product Features

  • Industry's highest capacity nearline drive
    WD RE SATA hard drives has high capacity to suit even the most demanding storage needs.
  • Highest performance for business-critical applications
    WD RE delivers 6 Gb/s transfer rates, sustained sequential data rates of up to 171 MB/s and high random I/O rates.
  • Designed for quality and reliability
    With a field-tested 1.2 million hour MTBF, this high performance drive delivers the highest level of reliability for 24 x 7 operation in up to 100% duty cycle applications.
  • Dual processor
    Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
  • Vibration protection
    Enhanced RAFF technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time. The result is a significant performance improvement in high vibration environments over the previous generation of drives.
  • Dual actuator technology
    A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
  • StableTrac
    The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations.
  • Multi-axis shock sensor
    Automatically detects the subtlest shock events and compensates to protect the data.
  • RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER)
    Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
  • NoTouch ramp load technology
    The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • Thermal extended burn-in test
    Each drive is put through extended burnin testing with thermal cycling to ensure reliable operation.
  • Dynamic fly height technology
    Each read-write head's fly height is adjusted in real time for optimum reliability.

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