Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache (WD1000DHTZ)
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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...
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
Summary: Bought this to replace a failing 1TB Seagate Barracuda (that was repaired about 2 years ago). I use this VelociRaptor primarily for storing documents and for programs I don't use every day.
Pros: This drive seems to be very fast for a harddrive. Obviously its not going to be as fast as SSDs but it is definitely faster than any harddrive I have ever used. When I open up a folder I have full of high resolution desktop backgrounds (1080p+) ...the thumbnails for the files all load INSTANTLY w...
Cons: Its expensive. Really expensive for a HDD. I don't think I'll spend this much money on a harddrive again ...then again I will probably change my mind if there is a sale going on at Newegg AND if I need/want a new harddrive. I can't think of anything bad to say except the price. haha
Summary: greens and blues for bulk stores. VFraptor for processing and you cant go wrong, unless you forget to get an UPS... LOL....
Pros: Longtime Vraptor believer... for daily processing it cannot be beat. Speed in some isolated situations exceeded ssd. If you are a speed only junkie go to a quality ssd. But if you are interested in a rock solid comfort.... and hammer data all day long... I sleep better at night with my Velociraptors
Cons: I own multiple vraps at 150, 250. 300 and now 1Tb. price per megabyte is still high.
Pros: I have always put my games on high rpm drives to get a little quicker load times and performance. This drive holds my entire steam collection and has room to spare. It is very quiet and seems to run pretty cool. Very fast drive with a lot of space for a great price.