Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX
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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. You can really move quickly and there are no bottlenecks whatsoever to hold you up during any and all operations.
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 Restore to patch things up so the new Raptor would boot the computer. Good as new for a small investment.
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. I am running one of these with a cache SSD drive utilizing the Intel Rapid Storage Technology which gives some amazingly fast results. Overall I highly recomment VelociRaptors for speed and stability!
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. A small 2.5" disk does not use a lot of power, and a big heat sink, extending the size to 3.5", allows the drive to stay sufficiently cool.
Summary: To resume. This disk do not work with MOBO intel DX58SO2. Because the controller sata of the mobo don't work for Velociraptor. The disk works perfect, but I cant used in my pc. I just bought a pcie-sata controller, to test the combination.
Summary: Using these drives for years for servers and workstations. Terrific for RAID applications. The pricing for my last purchase was sensational. I bought them for when needed. Great deal, great product and delivered when promised.
Still The Best Mechanical Drive For Your Operating System
Janice M. Scott, Amazon
20 December 2012
Summary: I have owned and used WD Raptor, VelociRaptor and Black model drives for many years now. 5 year warranty threw Western Digital warranty services, which is the best and easiest to use warranty service imo for this type of product. (if you ever need it) I also own WD Black model drives I now use for storage needs. My system now runs better then with the 2TB , 64MB cache, Black model I now use for storage, which is also a quick drive suitable for most people.
Summary: Works exactly as expected. Does all the things a hard drive should, but quicker. Should last quite a while, have 2 of them mirroring each other to hold my Dropbox and other important stuff. Way quieter than I expected. I am impressed. I'd give them 5 stars, but these don't go beyond what you would expect; they just work well for what they are.