- By Fang Zhou_D @Aug 28, 2013
WD VelociRaptor drives offer an unmatched combination of high performance and
high reliability, perfect for workstations, high-end video and photo editing,
low-endservers and performance
enthusiasts' systems. Comes with a 3.5-inch mounting frame for easy installation
into today's high-performance systems and chassis.
- by Fang Zhou_D @Aug 28, 2013
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate:
768 MBps (6 Gbps)
Western Digital Corporation
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VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ Hard Drive
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Certifications & Standards:
Canada ICES-003 Class B / NMB-003 Classe B
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:
5.8" (147 mm)
1" (26.1 mm)
4" (101.6 mm)
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) Technology
Ultra Cool and Quiet
NoTouch Ramp Load
Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
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The 1TB VelociRaptor showed substantial gains over the prior 600GB VR. WD retains the crown for fastest SATA hard drive on the market while bumping capacity by 400GB; providing a very appealing value proposition for those who want a blend of high performance storage, capacity and low cost.
Western Digital has taken the desktop hard drive to the next level with the 1TB VelociRaptor. Armed with 10,000 RPM spindle speed and a higher areal density, this is the fastest hard drive we have tested. Despite its high price, for its performance it earns the Bjorn3D Bronze Bear Award.
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If your looking for lots of storage, Enterprise Quality(5 year warranty), solid performance -all at a much better cost than expensive SSD's, I would go with this drive. Cost per G/B the 1TB velociraptor wins hands down over SSD. HD is also very very quiet-makes virtually no noise, though other reviews claim it chirps and spins audibly-mine is virtually silent.
This is a fantastic storage and performance grade hard drive that I've owned for some time. I first had the original Velicoraptor 300Gb (before the SATA revision layout change)and I've picked up several of these drives to use for performance hard-drives. I would recommend them for storage and for crunching data as a secondary drive in addition to a SSD. Real-world difference between a Velociraptor and a Sata III SSD is huge so there is no point in choosing a Velociraptor for primary boot drive.
Western Digital delivers reliable storage, as always, but my Velociraptor makes a crunchy sound and occasionally a chirping sound. from what i've read this is pretty common with these, and some people actually like the sound. Works great though.
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