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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 8
8.0

Four Stars

ECS, Amazon
27 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

WD Velociraptor 1TB 10000RPM HDD

Adam W., Newegg
18 May 2014
  • Summary: I moved Steam, Steam games, Origin, and Origin games to this drive from my 1TB WD 7200 RPM Blue and haven't noticed a difference in load times. Don't even try "cloning" your old drive to this one.
  • Pros: - Looks Cool - Seems to run cool (I've seen reviews that say this drive runs hot, not true if you have a well ventilated case.) - 5 Year Warranty - WD reliability
  • Cons: - I haven't noticed it being faster than my 7200 RPM WD Blue - A little noisy when loading (think HDDs from 10 years ago)
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Overall 8
8.0

Received my replacement

Rick G., Newegg
17 May 2014
  • Summary: I'm glad Item #: 0VN-0003-00035 was on sale and I bought that also. I just pulled my hard drive out of my PC, inserted it and the VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ, pressed clone, watched a movie on TV, installed the VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ in my PC and SUCCESS.
  • Pros: This thing is fast. Really fast!
  • Cons: No cons except I wished the first one would have worked.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Max F., Newegg
22 April 2014
  • Pros: Very fast I needed 1 TB and buying to 512 SSDs is out of the question Great price, I got it 20% off
  • Cons: Loud - the only downside of the hard drive, the noise it makes can be kind of annoying. However, if I have my headphones on, I can't hear it at all
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Overall 8
8.0

My First VelociRaptor... Grrr!

Jon R., Newegg
6 April 2014
  • Summary: Very fast :) Pray it stands that test of time and keeps on performing. Replaced an aging, yet still reliable 650 Black WD :) I wanted the higher RPM's for video rendering.
  • Pros: Seems zippy! Fast for the most part and a nice compliment to my SSD boot drive :) And gotta great deal with the 'Shell Shocker' deal.
  • Cons: various reviews here regarding it being noisy and not noisy. Assortment of programs say it's status as 'Good'. I'm hearing it 'chatter' when accessing the platters. But I have a very well vented Antec case with lots of fannage ;) Time will tell if it's a good/reliable drive. Ahhh, the test of TIM...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Drives. FAST. But WATCH The SATA Connections

Christopher U., Newegg
31 March 2014
  • Summary: I don't know what kind of plastic WD used, but I've never seen a SATA connect as brittle as these. USE CAUTION.! Docked a star for cheap plastics
  • Pros: FAST. Dependable drives. Prices have come down.
  • Cons: Use kit gloves when plugging in your SATA cables. The first day my VRaptors arrived I spun them up with no issue. Got everything loaded and installed. Had to move one drive to another bay, and the SATA connection on the ICE housing snapped off in the cable (with the lightest touch).Had to glue it...
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Overall 8
8.0

like it

Brian K., Newegg
29 March 2014
  • Pros: lots of space
  • Cons: kind of bummed out that on windows rating i am still only getting 5.9 where everything else is 7.7 to 7.9
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Alright

Nik,, TigerDirect.com
16 March 2014
  • Summary: It seems to do what it's supposed to. My only issue that I have with it is that on a system where it is a secondary drive, it stay off until it is requested and then it spins up and spins down when finishing.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Doug_S, NCIX.com
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.
  • Pros: Solid Preformance, reliable. Low cost per G/B
  • Cons: Not as fast as an SSD-but who cares.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Usually a very good Brand

Colt1911,, TigerDirect.com
10 February 2014
  • Summary: This is my second one that arrived DoA . I always buy WD and have never had problems with them until now . Could not format and install windows at all. Drive was making a lot of rattling noise.
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