Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor
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A little bummed
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
Summary: This is a fantastic high performance drive and quite frankly until ssd's come down in price and their lifespan increases I will be sticking with these. Western Digital has used the smaller 2.5in size of drive to reduce overall platter size and the read/write head movement required and thus increase the access speed. The drive itself is slightly taller than a normal 2.5in laptop hard disk though (so you can't fit it into a netbook or typical laptop).
Summary: With the prices of SSD's faling quickly now, if you don't NEED the 300gb that this offers, you can get a faster SSD (64GB) for your operating system and programs. Having said that, this is stil very good and still just about faster than more modern, larger, fast drives - just not the good value it once was!
Summary: I am lucky enough to have two of these in my gaming system. Western Digital's VelociRaptor is an absolute joy to own. I feel that The Western Digital VelociRaptor is hands down the fastest single hard drive I have ever owned. I thought it would be nigh on impossible for Western Digital to improve upon the Raptor series of drives, well people, they have only gone and done it!
Pros: Very, Very Quick. \Keeps cool and is quite quiet,
Cons: Higher price than other 300gb drives, 300GB is the highest capacity.