Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor
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1TB Western Digital VelociRaptor Review
5 June 2012
Summary: For those who don’t need the fast random-access times, a 3TB 7,200rpm drive will work nearly as well, and those who don’t need the capacity or the sustained writes will prefer an SSD. That’s without even considering hybrids, which offer SSD-like “feel” by copying the most frequently accessed data to NAND flash, but only offer their speed-boosting benefits when accessing that data. Is there still room in the market for the VelociRaptor? WD thinks (and hopes) so.
Pros: Middle‑ground between SSD speed and HDD capacity/reliability; quick random-access times and fast raw reads and writes.
Cons: Awkward middle‑ground between SSD high price and HDD slow speeds.
Conclusion: For testing the WD 600GB SATA Velociraptor, I ran on it our usual testbed which comprises of an Intel Core i7 965EE @ 3.2GHz on an ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard, packing 3x 1GB Corsairs XMS3-1333 ram, a Kingston 64GB V-Series SSD running Windows 7 Ultimate; all of which is powered by a Corsair HX1000W PSU.
Summary: And although shifting the drive's positioning would invalidate the IcePak's supposed effectiveness, it's a trade-off we’re perfectly happy to make in order to be able to use the Velociraptor with a number of devices that it, being a hard drive, should fit. What good are killer speeds if you can’t even use them?
Pros: This is the fastest consumer-grade hard drive you can buy. Period.
Cons: Doesn't fit into standard hot-swap bays of any variety. Can't rip the drive off its Icepak and use it in a notebook.
Disco duro interno Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 Gbytes
30 November 2010
Excerpt: La llegada de las unidades de estado sólido ha propiciado que la mayor parte de los fabricantes de almacenamiento ofrezcan soluciones de este tipo, pero sin abandonar la fabricación de discos duros tradicionales
Pros: Su mayor capacidad y superior tasa de transferencia frente a sus predecesores, Soporta SATA 6 Gbps
Cons: Sus prestaciones no pueden competir con las de las mejores unidades SSD