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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 2
2.0

Stay away from 3rd party sellers

ROBERT R., Newegg
26 August 2014
  • Summary: First time I have bought from a 3rd party on Newegg, will not do that again, didn't get stared on buiid for 3 weeks, then it was to late to RMA, Newegg no help because its a 3rd party seller. Oh well there's always WD warranty.
  • Pros: Didn't last long enough to see any, but does make a nice paperweight.
  • Cons: DOA
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Overall 2
2.0

Bricked 4 months

Zachary C., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Pros: Ran amazing while it lasted. Have been told by multiple people that this hard drive specifically is sturdy, fast and long lasting.
  • Cons: Bricked :( waiting for a response from WD on their 5 year warranty
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead less than 2 years

Shawn M., Newegg
27 January 2014
  • Pros: Fast and great size
  • Cons: Unusable after 1.5 years. Causing many apps to run slow and i cannot access my files on my "Backup" drive. i am getting this new notice now from windows saying my drive is about to fail and i should back up all my files.
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Overall 2
2.0

WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB

James M., Newegg
26 June 2013
  • Summary: Would be nice if Newegg warrentied the drive, instead I have to go to WD to have the Raptor replaced, which is cost out of my pocket!
  • Pros: Awsome drive...but not for long! Stay away from any WD Raptor drives....they don't last...Just a warning! LOOK, they have been "DISCONTINUED"...If "you" made something "good", would you ever stop making it?
  • Cons: Awsome drive...but not for long! Stay away from any WD Raptor drives....they don't last...Just a warning! Drive has some failure issues...google it! I don't even give the dirve a 1 STAR, I was forced to!
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA - Click of Death

David B., Newegg
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I was hoping to have my brand new computer put together this weekend so that I could enjoy Metro Last Light on max settings next week. This is not going to happen thanks to WD.
  • Pros: Advertised specs.
  • Cons: Immediate "starts to spin, then clicks" behavior. Is there a quality check process? I handle hardware very gently and carefully and am using regular SATA cables and power provided from a brand new PSU that is powering Seagate drives with no problem. I swapped cables around to make sure it wasn't ...
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Ryan Z., Newegg
8 January 2013
  • Pros: Nice Heatsink
  • Cons: Doesn't work, DOA, click of death. How does this even pass QA? Drive was packaged nicely by newegg, but WD must have some bad QA processes.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Pengkui L., Newegg
7 September 2012
  • Summary: The drive appeared to be a raw disk. When I tried to initialize it, Windows Virtual Disk Manager reported "Data error (cyclic redunancy check)"; rebooted OS and tried again, "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".
  • Pros: Unknown.
  • Cons: Noisy; DOA.
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