Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor
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Geat drives but I believe whomever listed these is WAAAY off on the price.
FuzzyLogician "_-PFB-_", Amazon
19 June 2013
Summary: Compared to other drives WD's warranty beats the others for the price especially 5 year coverage on the Raptors and Blacks. The 10K rpm WD drives have a nice mounting to dissipate the heat that these high-performance drives crank out.
Summary: The drive is marketed as wdbacn3000enc-nrsn but in reality its a repackaged WD3000HLFS, so the model number on the box and the drive will not match. I got to WD support to clear this point. So the warranty is OK. Also to whoever said its only 3 year warranty, that is not true.
Summary: Yeah, Western Digital couldn't believe it either...they wouldn't even accept my online RMA request and made me call in. I started getting BSOD's in Windows 7 x64 (something I hadn't ever gotten and I beta'd Windows 7).
Pros: Fast drive. Nowhere near an SSD, but noticeably faster than a 7200 RPM drive. Not that noisy either. Drive looks really cool in its heatsink. Western Digital stood behind their product.
Cons: Completely died after just under two years! Minus one star for premature failure.
Summary: meh... keeping the the good one for backing up files i guess. just ordered 2 OCZ SSD drives so we'll see how that plays out.
Pros: Very fast. installed games very quickly. i'm also a student and use Maya 2011 for 3d art/Animation and it reads files very fast. had 2 setup in RAID. installed Diablo 2 in like 5 seconds lol (yes other comp specs helped).
Cons: it just died yesterday after a year of heavy use (3 drive formats, 4 Windows 7 installs and lots of 3d intense work).
Summary: For those noobs out there......when people say that the windows rating is only 5.2....learn what you are talking about first of all, the rating will not go up from that even if you have a 5400RPM drive or a 10k RPM drive, the only time it goes higher than 5.2 is with a SSD....so good game.
Pros: Runs fast when in game.....fast boots and fast installs.
Cons: Kind of loud when seeking but thats a bout it. only 74Gb >.> lol
Summary: I went from a 30gb OCZ SSD to this due to running out of spce and needing a temporary solution. I miss my ssd so much it is painful. These really are a thing of the past. And for the people who haven't tried an ssd and think the 10k's are the greatest thing ever don't upgrade. Ever.
Pros: Reasonably fast. Cost per performance value.
Cons: Randomly tells me that it cannot find my boot manager upon startup forcing me to restart 12 times...
Summary: The Drive works prefectly, Sensors say it's running a little hot but I only use the Drive for applications. Data storage goes to slave Drives. The Product was delievered faster then expected and I have to say I'm pleased with the new Drive but it doesn't seem that applications are loading any...
Pros: Great speed Great hard drive I love the Raptor the perform really nice. bought it as a laptop replacement for Toshiba laptop, it is thinker then 7200rpm and will not fit. DO not buy it for your laptop.