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Western Digital VelociRaptor
6.3 out of 10

Western Digital VelociRaptor

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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital VelociRaptor (1TB)

PC Magazine
28 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Western Digital VelociRaptor is back in a 1TB version that reclaims the speed crown for spinning media?but it can?t compare to SSDs on the performance front.
  • Pros: Speedy for a hard drive. Inexpensive compared with SSDs.
  • Cons: Slower than SSDs. Pricier than traditional spinning hard drives.
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Overall 9
9.2

Expert Review

Tweak Town
12 June 2012
  • Summary: Western Digital's VelociRaptor is the fastest consumer mechanical HDD on the market. This isn't surprising since every time WD revamps this product it easily takes this title. The problem is this giant SSD cloud over head. It rains on the enthusiasm of any mechanical drive release.
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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive

Bjorn3d.com
4 May 2012
  • Conclusion: It is interesting to see Western Digital give the VelociRaptor another boost and release the new drive given the fact that the enthusiasts storage has shifted toward SSD. There is no question that the VelociRaptor is the fastest desktop hard drive available.
  • Pros: Good sequential read and write, Good seek performance, 1 TB of storage, 5 year warranty
  • Cons: Expensive; high price per GB ratio, Noisy
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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review

Legit Reviews
16 April 2012
  • Summary: We found the latest incarnation of the Western Digital VelociRaptor to be an solid economical alternative to pricey, large capacity SSDs while offering some admirable performance numbers.
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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Review - 10K RPM Hits a Larger Capacity

PC Perspective
16 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It's been a long while since we've looked at a hard drive, and how fitting that it be a new model of the Western Digital VelociRaptor! Western Digital appears to be on a somewhat fixed 2-year cycle with these, as out 600GB VelociRaptor Review went up two Aprils ago, and the 300GB two years prior to...
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
26 September 2010
  • Excerpt: In the world mainly dominated by slow cheap large capacity drives how does the small capacity expensive raptors keep up? Well with speed of course! The new Velciraptor from Western Digital is not only faster than its predecessor but also twice as large. Does the drive keep up with its claims?
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Overall 9
9.1

Expert Review

Tweak Town
8 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Now with 600GB of capacity and a new SATA 6G interface, the VelociRaptor gives power users a reason to roar.
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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive

techreport.com
6 April 2010
  • Summary: One might look at the VelociRaptor's name next to the growing number of solid-state drives entering the market and conclude that the VR200M is already a dinosaur. Indeed, the substantial performance advantage enjoyed by the Corsair and Intel SSDs in many of our performance tests would seem to...
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Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Review - Can the king return?

PC Perspective
6 April 2010
  • Excerpt: This new unit doubles the capacity of its predecessor, as well as doubling the interface throughput. Most of its other specs remain the same, as well as its physical appearance: Unlike the early version of the original VR 300, the new model will initially ship with the 2nd gen IcePack.
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Review: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB GLFS

TechREACTION
23 January 2010
  • Conclusion: After putting our socks back on from being blown off, we have all just been witness to one of the fastest hard drives on the market that does not have solid state in its name. With burst speeds of 221.9mb and very nice read/write averages in the upper 90mb’s; this drive can certainly hold its own.
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