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7.4 out of 10

Western Digital VelociRaptor

WD VelociRaptor The WD VelociRaptor is a hard drive availab Read more

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User Review

Rob Williams, Techgage
20 June 2012
  • Conclusion: For most of our “Final Thoughts” pages, coming up with a conclusion of sorts isn’t difficult. But it is with the VR 1TB. The reason is that while the drive is in a class of its own, and it the fastest mechanical drive ever produced, it’s not for everyone. It’s for those who demand the fastest mechanical storage possible, and need ample space. It’s quite that simple.
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Overall 8
8.0

A little bummed

Chris, J&R
26 December 2010
  • Summary: Unfortunately I didn't read the entire ad. I had intended to purchase the new SATA III 6gbs drive. The ad for this one said 6gbs in the title but further down in the description it said it was a 3gbs SATA II drive. My own fault for not reading thoroughly. I notified J&R of the ad error. As for the drive itself it's still faster than th Seagate 7200.11 250gb HD it replaced. But not by enough that I would have bought this HD.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Reliable
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User Review

William Kelley, Techgage
24 May 2010
  • Conclusion: In the end, there is no doubt we have a new king of the hill. It may not win every single benchmark, but it certainly wins the majority and without a doubt scores convincing wins in areas that consumers are keen to notice. With a capacity of 600GB, this drive is finally a real option for those that do not care for multiple drives in their system. To me, this is the formula that had been missing all along in the VelociRaptor lineup.
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Overall 10
10

fast disk drive and quiet!

HenryFSU, J&R
9 April 2010
  • Summary: my windows never ran faster than this with this drive, and I install many drives. this is the second one I have added to my computers.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
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Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

User Review

PC Connection Express
2 April 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Great file serving drive

DDM, B&H Photo
18 March 2009
  • Summary: I use this drive as the system drive in my Window Home Server (another great product). This is a great product, if you want file serving be as quick as possible for the client machines.
  • Pros: Fast, Low Power, Quiet
  • Cons: Pricy
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Overall 10
10

Don't be fooled by the box!

DeK, B&H Photo
10 February 2009
  • Summary: I bought two of these. The first was an oem which performed as described- FAST. So I ordered a retail box. My heart stopped when I pulled it out of the standard FedEx pack and saw the[...]packaging. I almost sent it back without opening it- sure that the toy inside couldn't be the same serious piece of equipment I had bought oem. Amazingly it was, and after config into raid 0 even dog Vista wuns like a wabbit! Partitioned the raid and put XP64 on half- better than OK!
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
  • Cons: Black
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Overall 10
10

Bought one, should have bought more

Wolfrunner, B&H Photo
3 February 2009
  • Summary: This drive is easy to install, quiet, and cool. Windows seems to boot faster. I've had the drive a few weeks and have had zero problems. B&H had the cheapest price for the retail package, the same price for an oem drive at other retailers.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Quiet, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

This Hard Drive is Amazingly Fast. ..

Faustino Mota, B&H Photo
14 January 2009
  • Summary: Put your Operating System on this Drive, You'll be amazed on how fast windows will boot up. .. Approx. 50 to 60% Faster than standard 7200 RPM .... A must have for the professionals.
  • Pros: Super Fast
  • Cons: R U nuts
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Overall 10
10

not as loud as feared

Michal, B&H Photo
14 September 2008
  • Summary: This is the drive to have as your main desktop boot disk. Until SSD's become more reasonable in pricing, performance and reliability (or should I say longetivity)
  • Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Fast, High Capacity, Reliable
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