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Western Digital VelociRaptor

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Overall 8
8.0

1TB Western Digital VelociRaptor Review

maximum pc
5 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Western Digital releases a new Raptor drive every couple of years, and each time the performance and capacity increase while the price for the highest-capacity model stays around $300. This year’s iteration finally breaks 1TB, but the VelociRaptor remains caught between increasingly fast 7,200rpm drives and increasingly capacious SSDs. Is it the best of both worlds, or the worst?
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
28 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Affordable SSDs and hybrid hard drives steal some of its thunder, but this drive packs tons of speedy storage and impressive write speeds for far less than similar-capacity SSDs.
  • Pros: Fast read speeds and very fast write speeds, Impressive capacity for such a speedy drive
  • Cons: Slower than some budget SSDs at booting Windows, Expensive compared with Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital VelociRaptor (1TB)

PC Magazine
9 May 2010
  • 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 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
24 June 2008
  • Excerpt: The Velociraptor is an incredibly fast hard drive with enough capacity to serve as a boot drive. Just know you can get a much bigger drive that's almost as speedy for the same money.
  • Pros: Extremely fast, quiet, and cool, Decent capacity
  • Cons: Expensive, Not hot-swappable
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Overall 8
8.0

Western Digital Velociraptor

maximum pc
14 June 2008
  • Excerpt: We've taken a look at engineering samples of Western Digital’s speedy new Velociraptor drive. Now that we have our hands on a final version of the drive, we’re ready to deliver a full review of the big beast itself. And not surprisingly, it’s every bit as fast as we anticipated. This 300GB drive is made up of two 150GB platters that spin around at 10,000 RPM—the signature speed of the Raptor line.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

Western Digital VelociRaptor

PC Pro
29 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Fearsome performance and features, but you'll pay the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD600HLHX

Ztop
21 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Apesar de seu brilho ter sido meio ofuscado pelos discos SSD, o Western Digital VelociRaptor WD60000HLHX ainda é um produto respeitável e dono de características únicas que nem a concorrência se atreve a bater de frente. Assim como seu antecessor , o WD6000 é um disco rígido de 2,5 polegadas montado sobre um maciço tolete de alumínio (que eleva seu peso para 497 gramas) e cujas aletas dissipadoras de calor agora estão dispostas na horizontal, ao contrário da aerodinâmica...
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Overall 8
8.3

TEST: Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB: Rask snurredisk

PC World
2 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Den første Raptor-modellen fra Western Digital kom på markedet i 2003 og ble raskt godt mottatt av entusiaster som ønsket best mulig ytelse og profesjonelle brukere som fikk et bedre kost/ytelse-forhold for harddisker til arbeidsstasjoner. Etter hvert så man også at Serial ATA i større grad fant veien inn i andre profesjonelle løsninger, og Raptor ble et alternativ til SCSI og Serial Attached SCSI-harddisker (SAS).
  • Pros: Høy ytelse.
  • Cons: SSD-baserte løsninger vil i mange sammenhenger gjøre en bedre jobb.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 7
7.1

Disco duro interno Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 Gbytes

PC Actual
23 January 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
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Overall 7
7.4
Performance 10
10

Dysk twardy Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300 GB

CHIP Online
24 June 2008
  • Summary: Wyprodukowany przez Western Digital napęd, skierowany jest dla high-endowych platform typu desktop. Nowy Raptor jest nośnikiem dość nietypowym. Ma wielkość 2,5 cala, niestety jest sporo grubszy od standardowych dysków, przez co nie użyjemy go w laptopie, a dodatkowo scalony jest z 3,5-calową ramą pełniącą funkcję radiatora odprowadzającego ciepło. Ze względu na jego przeznaczenie, zestawiamy jego wyniki z dyskami 3,5, a nie 2,5 cala.
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