Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD1000DHTZ
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9 October 2013
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
Pros: 200MB/s sequential read/write. Short of the 15K SAS drives or SSD's, you're not topping these drives. Almost completely silent (ie - you need to listen for them and have them in non-isolated mountings). Drives stay cool and plenty of space for games or whatever you decide to use these for.
Cons: None. You get what you pay for with these drives.
Summary: I just ordered 2 of them. I always used Raptors for my Raid 0 Array. I wouldn't consider anything else for the price & reliability. I know fast & large capacity SSD's are still too expensive & you need to be careful how you treat them. From what I've read you cant defrag an SSD without loosing life expectancy. I just don't like that thought. At this price I just could not say no,& yes the 5 year warranty is awesome.
Summary: i installed a pair of these in a raid set, they come close to loading speed of the ssd's i have tested, without the ssd's data loss problems, my only gripe is the huge heatsink, you cannot remove it to use these in a laptop without voiding the warranty..
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.
Pros: First just let me say that WD is in my opinion are the best hhd on the market. I have had this drive for only 1 day but from what I can tell so far it works great booted right up ,loaded windows good to go. Not as loud as others say it is
Cons: Well the price ,but I guess if you want the best product on the market you gotta pay the piper
Pros: had an older 300 gb raptor when they first came out in 2008 got around 130 - 150 mb reads off it was very supprized to see the new ones have 200 mb reads in a 1tb for the same cost of the old 300gb back in the day
Cons: none so far love the new mounting on them so they aline with normal 3.5 in drives