Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500BLHX
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It is a great drive,
K. Ting, Amazon
5 February 2013
Summary: My previous 36gig Raptor finally bit the dust and I do not want a SSD at the moment, as so many people are still complaining about instability issues with always on systems and also the cost, so it was time to get a replacement. I bought the drive used and I received the it the next day it works just fine. However the mounting enclosure was not included with the Drive and mounting within my case was a bit difficult.
Summary: Beware, product description as of 3/3/12 is incorrect. The title is incorrect as well as this line from the description "WD VelociRaptor drives offer an ultra-fast 32 MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface and twice the capacity of previous generations. " This drive (WD1500BLHX) is NOT SATA III (6Gbit/s). [...] shows that this drive is SATA II (3Gbit/s). **3/31/12 - Amazon has corrected the product description.
Summary: No SATA cable? Is this the first hard drive you bought on line? Tell me you're joking? I have only gotten SATA cables when I purchased a motherboard. Besides, this is a premium 10K rpm drive. It's more expensive for that reason. If you can afford it, you can afford to buy a cable. Maybe you want a power cable too?
Summary: I ordered the Velociraptor from a business in Germany at a very cheap price. At the time of ordering I didn't realise that the HDD didn't come with a heat sink fitted. No problem, I ordered a 2.5 to 5.25 tray and fitted a cooling fan under the tray. The velociraptor performed brilliantly. I put Windows 7 64bit O.S. on the HDD and it absolutely flies. Getting out on line with Google Chrome is instant.