Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor
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12 June 2012
Excerpt: It's no secret that Western Digital's enterprise flagship enthusiast drive has lost a lot of market share to solid state drives. Before consumer SSDs became popular, every enthusiast on the planet was rocking a 10,000 RPM Raptor.
Excerpt: For years, if you wanted the speediest consumer hard drive you could get your hands on, you went with a 10,000rpm Western Digital Raptor. Its first incarnation, released in 2003, was a 37GB single-platter drive using a PATA-to-SATA bridge. The next year brought a 74GB SATA 150 drive, and thereafter the drives roughly doubled in size (and went up a SATA spec) every couple of years.
Pros: Fastest hard drive; 6Gb/s SATA; welcome capacity bump.
Excerpt: Western Digital was the first and only company to release a consumer 10,000 RPM HDD. Since the first Raptor release no other company has even attempted to release a drive with a 10K platter speed that included a consumer SATA interface. The Raptor Series brought the 10K enterprise standard to consumer levels with the need of using a SAS controller and SAS interface.
Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive Video Review
13 March 2010
Summary: The Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive interface is SATA 3 Gb/s, has a capacity of 300GBs, average latency is 3ms, a rotation speed of 10,000 RPMs, a 16MB buffer size, power consumption is 6.08W while being accessed and 4.53W when idle, the noise level is 29dBA to 36dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. If you're looking for the fastest SATA Hard Drive currently on the market, this is it! Watch the video to find out more...
Excerpt: When Western Digital launched their first 10,000 RPM consumer desktop drive, enthusiasts quickly took note. Now in its fourth generation, the Western Digital Raptor Series is still unchallenged and dominates the enthusiast and performance user markets.
Excerpt: We’ve seen this day coming for a long time. There was no way that Western Digital was going to sit back and let other manufacturers usurp the Raptor’s place at the top of the storage speed charts. Consider the rule of the speedy terabyte drives a hiccup on the timeline. The Raptor is back: upgraded, renamed, and… physically smaller. To maximize the Velociraptor’s speeds, Western Digital has shrunk the size of the hard drive to 2.5 inches.
Pros: The fastest consumer-grade hard drive you can purchase, save for SSDs.
Cons: Warranty voided if you separate the drive from the IcePack.
Conclusion: For many, it still takes some believing, what was a 3 1/2" Disc has now been crammed into a 2 1/2" disc. Spectacular engineering to say the least. But lets not forget that 2 of Western Digitals key scientists won the Noble Peace prize in 2007 for Physic's. With this in mind is it any wonder that they have achieved so much with this petite bombshell.
Conclusion: Western Digital cementere igen at de er med helt fremme, når det gælder udviklingen af super hurtige harddiske, og med en høj kapacitet. Deres seneste model i Velociraptor serien har ramt 1 TB loftet, men stadigvæk med 10.000 omdrejninger, som gør den til den hurtigste mekaniske harddisk på markedet i dag, kun overgået af SSD’erne, hvilke jo ikke er mekaniske.