A balance between the speed of an SSD and the value of a regular HDD
11 January 2015
Summary: I use this primarily as a dedicated video game hard drive, with a separate SSD for the OS and a large regular HDD for for all my documents and media. It certainly reduces load times compared to the regular HDD that preceded it.
I was considering an SSD but I am quite pleased with the decision to go for more drive space ...
Robert Pollock, Amazon
26 December 2014
Summary: $99.99 was a fair price, I thought. I was considering an SSD but I am quite pleased with the decision to go for more drive space and a little less speed. It Increased my boot time by about 25 seconds with Win 7.
These are the best, quickest & most excellent Hard Drives ever!
Scott S. "Music Collector & Producer", Amazon
5 April 2014
Summary: These are--for the money--the way to go for the fastest and most reliable of any and all Hard Drives out there! This is my 4th WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive purchase and for my setup, I installed them in a Raid configuration for my workstation.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 300 that was my boot drive. Arrive in only a few days; I cloned my boot drive using Acronis, opened up my computer, slid the old one out and inserted this one and now have double my space! Worked like a charm. Good price, great shipping; it doesn't get any better.
Older technology that's still faster than most other hard drives
14 November 2013
Summary: Yes, this is old technology, but I was able to clone my failing Raptor from an older computer onto this Raptor and keep my old but reliable workhorse computer running strong. Used BING to image the old disk; booted from a BING iso CD, imposed the old image onto the new Raptor and used Windows System...
Summary: I've been running this as the main drive in my machine for about two years now. On it's own it is fast and it's about the third or fourth VelociRaptor I've had over the years. They are rock solid in the stability department and really do shine in the speed aspect.
Summary: Like many others, I have been severely disappointed in this drive (Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 32 MB Cache). Specifically: 1) High performance is attained only with certain controllers. This is very unlike other SATA III hard disk drives.
Summary: I had WD3000HLHX as a system disk on Windows 7, and now use a RAID0 with two of them. A) Positive. The main plus of the drives is their rather low temperature for HDDs with short seek time, corresponding to 10k rpm.