Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1000DHTZ
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18 February 2014
Summary: If your looking for lots of storage, Enterprise Quality(5 year warranty), solid performance -all at a much better cost than expensive SSD's, I would go with this drive. Cost per G/B the 1TB velociraptor wins hands down over SSD. HD is also very very quiet-makes virtually no noise, though other reviews claim it chirps and spins audibly-mine is virtually silent.
Pros: Solid Preformance, reliable. Low cost per G/B
Summary: Not until after I received this hard drive did I realize it isn't really a 2.5inch drive. It is inside of a special heatsink that fits in 3.5 inch bays, however it voids the warranty if you remove the hard drive from the heatsink. Also, the hard drive requires the heatsink to avoid premature failure.
Summary: This is a fantastic storage and performance grade hard drive that I've owned for some time. I first had the original Velicoraptor 300Gb (before the SATA revision layout change)and I've picked up several of these drives to use for performance hard-drives. I would recommend them for storage and for crunching data as a secondary drive in addition to a SSD.
Pros: Best consumer grade and entry-level enterprise 3.5" hard drive
Summary: Western Digital delivers reliable storage, as always, but my Velociraptor makes a crunchy sound and occasionally a chirping sound. from what i've read this is pretty common with these, and some people actually like the sound. Works great though.
Summary: The Good: I converted two WD Caviar black drives to 500Gb and 1Tb Velociraptor drives respectively. The difference is amazing. Bootup is much faster and all applications load with incredible speed. These drives come very close to solid state drive performance. In fact, for heavy write to drive applications, such as video rendering, they are superior to SS drives. Admittedly, read speeds are not as fast as SS drives, but you get a lot more disk space for your money.
Summary: I bought two of these hard drives to support my super computer which has 2No GTX 690's in Sli mode, i7 3960X Extreme CPU and Asus Rampage IV Motherboard. I have actually just plugged them into my Sata II port, because my Sata III port are fully occupied, but none the less I am receiving super fast seek and response time. For example, I have loaded almost 150 games on these drives.