Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)
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Awful Peice of Equipment
JOSH M., Newegg
5 June 2015
Summary: Newegg is not reliable to its customers tread carefully in this dangerous waters.
Cons: Came broken did not work. Physically fine. Did not work upon arrival and created an RMa for a return. One week later I receive word that I will not be receiving my refund because the bezzle was broken and they considered that physical damage. That's just horse **** not a single thing was wrong wi...
Pros: Have always been a proponent of WD drives for my builds. Have never had one arrive DOA. VelociRaptors are my drive of choice for the OS & Applications. Data & backups go onto slower speed WD HDDs. 1TB might be a little overkill, but, this drive seemed to have the best price point at the time of o...
Cons: Hard drive crashed within 6 months of purchase. I do not consider this hard drive to be a worthy investment as less expensive hard drives have last me longer. I had always heard good things about Western Digital but I will be going with another brand from now on.
Summary: If I have to return the drive I'll upgrade to SSD.
Pros: Big size drive, somewhat fast
Cons: Lots of noise! Have had nothing but problems, check-disc runs every time I boot up sometimes more than once. It crashed completely yesterday. In the repair shop and I'm waiting for a report of the problem. May have to return the drive?
Summary: To work around the SQL Server sector size issue you could create a .vhd file with 512b sector size, mount it, and put your db files on this mounted 512b 'virtual disk' Check out the syntax for the 'New-VHD' powershell cmdlet, I think you might need to install Hyper-V to get this tool though, not...
Pros: FAST, even at the outer edge of the disk, excellent seek times due to the tiny platters and high RPMs