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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)
8.4 out of 10

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)

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Overall 2
2.0

Awful Peice of Equipment

JOSH M., Newegg
5 June 2015
  • Summary: Newegg is not reliable to its customers tread carefully in this dangerous waters.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Hard drive died in less than 2 months

John M., Newegg
11 May 2015
  • Pros: Fast read/write disk access
  • Cons: Quite a bit louder than my previous Western Digital hard drive. Died in less than 2 months. (Click of death)
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after 15 months

John D., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Pros: Quick boot time and file access. Worked great for a brief period of time
  • Cons: Died after 15 months of use.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive from WD

George K., Newegg
1 February 2015
  • 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: It's not free
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Overall 6
6.0

When it isn't DOA it's great

Fletcher S., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Pros: So I'm giving 3 stars because the first drive was DOA, other one works great.
  • Cons: Not SSD speed, but much better than 7200RPM
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Overall 4
4.0

CRASHED DRIVE

Shelia B., Newegg
7 November 2014
  • Pros: The hard drive, when it worked, was fast.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

ECS, Amazon
27 October 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Not so sure about this drive

Vincent C., Newegg
9 October 2014
  • 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?
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Overall 10
10

Great drive, RE: Sector sizes

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: availability issues recently
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Overall 6
6.0

Sector sizes not compatible

krunal k., Newegg
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I had to stick to my 300gb velociraotpr and use this 1Tb as additional storage that I did not need.
  • Pros: Nice drive for day to day use, a good alternative to ssd. although questionably.
  • Cons: Sector sizes are not compatible with MS SQLServer
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