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16.8GB Deskstar EIDE ATA-4 hard drive - Overview
General Information
The 16.8GB Deskstar EIDE hard drive is currently the largest EIDE drive available for upgrading EIDE-based systems. It follows the tradition of the Deskstar family in providing an outstanding level of performance for a desktop drive. The Deskstar family of drives is engineered to meet the capacity, performance, and reliability needs of today's performance desktop and home systems. Features include:
  • ATA-4 Enhanced IDE interface
  • Ultra DMA Mode 2 supporting up to 33 MB/sec interface burst data transfers (Ultra ATA)
  • 16,800 MB formatted capacity
  • 9.5 ms typical average read seek time
  • 1.0-inch height
N ote: Actual performance varies based upon many factors and is often less than the maximum possible.
Warranty: 3 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange
This product replaces:
This product was replaced by:
One box containing...
  • Drive
  • Ontrack DiskGo! and Disk Manager software
  • BIOS limitations sheet
  • Screws
  • User's Guide
  • Specification sheet
  • IDE cable
  • Bracket kit
Marketing and FRU Part Numbers
World Wide ...
Marketing part number -> 01K1324
FRU part number -> 10L6019
Additional Part Numbers
Part number(s) for ordering multiple quantities:

World Wide Retail information:
Retail Model Number -> HD324
Retail UPC Code -> 0-87944-44001-7
Associated FRU Part Number(s):
Product Dates
World Wide ...
Announce Date-> 6/30/1998
Planned Availability Date-> 6/30/1998
Withdrawal Date-> Not Applicable
Effective Withdrawal Date-> Not Applicable
Technical Specifications
Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement:
Average read:
Average Latency: 5.6 ms
Typical Average read seek time: 9.5 ms
Buffer size: 512 KB (multi-segmented)
Bus Interface: EIDE
Data Rates:
  • Ultra DMA Mode 2: up to 33 MB/s
  • DMA Mode 2 Burst Data Transfer Rate: up to 16.6 MB/s
  • PIO Mode 4 Burst Data Transfer Rate: up to 16.6 MB/s
  • up to 6 MB/s - 12 MB/s
Formatted capacity: 16,800 MB
Interface type: ATA-4 (Ultra ATA)
Rotational speed: 5400 RPM
Physical, Environmental, and Compatibility Specifications as known at time of announcement:
Weight: * lbs (930 g)
Height: 1.00 inches (25.4 mm)
Width: 4.00 inches (101.6 mm)
Depth: 5.75 inches (146.0 mm)
Operating Temperature:
  • low of 5 degrees Celcius to a high of 55 degrees Celcius
  • low of 41 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 131 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Operating Humidity: low of 8% to a high of 90%
Agency Approvals:
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • IEC
  • C-tick
ENERGY STAR-Compliant: * . The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
Hardware Requirements :
The 16.8GB Deskstar HDD is compatible with systems that conform to the American National Standards Institute ATA/ATAPI-4 (X3T13/D1153 Revision 17).
The BIOS in some systems may prevent the user from addressing drives with capacities beyond 528 MB, 2.11 GB, 4.22 GB, or 7.9 GB. For these systems, the Ontrack DiskGo! or Disk Manager software device driver provided in the option is required to utilize the full drive capacity. Follow the instructions provided to use the Ontrack Disk Manager software.
Hardware Requirements for other systems:
No information available
Supported Operating Systems:
  • OS/2 Warp 4.x, 03/2 9.0 server
  • DOS 6.xx, 7.xx
  • Novell Netware 4.11
  • Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 95 OSR 2.X, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0
  • Actual performance varies based upon many factors and is often less than the maximum possible.
  • Prior to the installation of an operating system 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes.
  • 50 KB reserved for drive firmware.
  • The total user-accessible capacity may vary slightly based on operating system environments.
  • If the Ontrack Disk Manager is installed with OS/2, DOS must be installed in the primary partition with remaining logical partitions defined in DOS and set up with dual boot or Boot Manager.
Supported Software: Not Applicable
Other: None
Document Note(s):
  1. The symbol * is used to denote that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date the products will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly.

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