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.
Summary: I have this HDD connected to my ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard inside of a HAF-X case. Overall I am extremely happy with this disk. You can barely hear it in regular operation and it is very fast. Seems to be a solid build manufacturing wise. Con: No real cons. If you have a microcase I would check the heat build up. If you truly never want to hear your HDD, then this also might not be the right one for you.
Summary: I was building a gaming PC and I really needed a speedy boot drive. This little gem fits that profile perfectly. I read where it one of the fastest spinning hard drives on the planet. I checked the techie websites and they agree. After installation of the OS and few games, I am impressed with it's speed. The 5 year warranty from Western Digital is pretty cool too.
A fast hard drive although not quite as good as SSD
Peter D. Mar, Amazon
8 July 2012
Summary: This 300 MB 10,000 RPM hard drive has a peak read speed about 145 MB per second and a minimum of about 90 MB per second. The main advantage is that it has about half the latency of most hard drives. When it comes to peak speed, this hard drive is just as fast as my 2 TB Western Digital Black which reached 145 MB per second also but with almost twice the latency.