Summary: Works great, no problems. A nice fast desktop hard drive. Form fit and finish are fine. Packaging was minimal but adequate and protective. Kinda pricey but overall typical good Western Digital quality. My setup = Antec 900 2 V3 case. Processor = Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Memory = CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel.
Summary: This device -- a Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive -- was really easy to install. After formatting it with Windows XP, it booted-up without error and has been performing smoothly in my computer for about a month, now. The drive operates swiftly in concert with my computer's configuration -- Intel Core2 Duo E6850 CPU at 3.0 GHz, four GB's of RAM, on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard.
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 faster, as I was hoping.
Don't expect Windows Experience Index to go up, unless you RAID
Nick Birkner, Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: This is a nice, fast disk, as should be expected. I have had no problems with it so far after one month of use. However, if you are trying to get your Windows Experience Index to go up, you had better be prepared to buy two of these for a RAID setup, because this drive is being rated at 5.9, the same as my last drive. It seems as if only RAID or SSDs will raise that score any higher.
Summary: This item does not include a SATA cable. Spend the .50 cents extra now, order one from an independent online retailor. If you try to buy a SATA cable at "Best Buy" plan on spending $25!!!!! I did and it was a humiliating experience. For whatever reason, if its time to install a new HD, buy even a 30GB version of this one and use it for a boot drive. TOTALLY WORTH it. I have the 300GB, install all games on it.
Geat drives but I believe whomever listed these is WAAAY off on the price.
FuzzyLogician "_-PFB-_", Amazon
2 February 2010
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. Transfers are nice with the Raptors and you can get 3x the space as compared the SSD /w only 1/3 the space at same price and faster transfers On a side note I can't believe you can get 20 of these drives ( 20 pack ) for $250, someone has...
Summary: I don't have test equipment and since I was reloading all new software I did not have the benefit of a known system that I could compare the feel of a single component change. Never the less I did my homework before choosing this to purchase the WD Raptor and I have never seen programs load as fast or files transfer with such speed as I have while using this Hard drive. In fact I purchased a second unit for this same computer. One for the programs and operating system.
Summary: If you're familiar with the previous Raptor drives, you have an idea of the amazing performance delivered by WD's enterprise drives. One word of caution though: The models ending in GLFS, such as this one, have the SATA connector in a nonstandard location. That makes this unsuitable for RAID arrays, Mac Pros, Dells with fixed-position ribbon connectors, etc.