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Western Digital WD1500HLFS
6.4 out of 10

Western Digital WD1500HLFS

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Overall 10
10

Super speedy

Mark A. Malo, Amazon
19 January 2015
  • Summary: Bought this thinking I could take off the huge heat shield/carrier and it would fit inside my laptop (nope, too tall). So, since I had already used a hex bit (and voided my warranty) getting it apart, I put it back together and tossed it into an aging Dell XPS400 I had lying around. Man, it's like a new machine. It is now our development Minecraft server (and LAN game server). Great value for an impressive drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jonathan C., Newegg
19 September 2014
  • Summary: WD replaced the failed drive with the somewhat newer WD1500HLHX model.
  • Pros: Fast. Not many issues. RMA process was streamlined and efficient.
  • Cons: Bought 2 of these. 1 failed after 3 years. Warranty is listed as 5 years on Newegg, but shows up on WD's site as 4 years for me. Maybe WD starts counting from the date that Newegg buys the HDs from WD.
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Raptor

Rylan G., Newegg
24 August 2014
  • Pros: Its Western Digital, so its reliable, its good, and it will keep being so until the death of your computer which will likely not be because of this drive. It also runs fast, really fast.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast and hot drive.

Hawk, Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: These are great drives, but run hot so make sure you have antiquate cooling... My latest rig is all SSD's and I love them even more, but they are more expensive than this raptor per GB.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast but could be more reliable

Jonathan C., Newegg
26 June 2014
  • Summary: Received replacement under warrantly within a few days.
  • Pros: Faster than normal HDs, cheaper than SSDs.
  • Cons: Bought two of these. One failed after 3 years.
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Overall 10
10

Works like it is told .

Robert Lee Scobee Jr., Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: It does everything I was told it would do. It is fast, no noise, and made my computer faster then ever.
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Overall 8
8.0

Still running

HostileHST "HostileHST", Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Probably just jinxed myself, but drive is still going after a year. Only thing about it that bothers me is the 36gb I had to replaced with this one seemed much snappier, but all in all I am still happy that it's working. 4 Stars only cause I think it should have been quicker than an older model, but these do have denser plates, so that might account for it.
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Overall 10
10

Fast, Quiet, Affordable, It Even Looks Kewl !

MadCarpenter, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: I may be jaded since I found this 150 gig hard drive 'Factory Refurbished' for a ridiculously low $35, but I love this thing! It's quiet and fast. Yes, it's not an SSD; if you try, you can hear it working in the background, and it does take a glacially slow 55 seconds for my desktop to appear from OFF (Goll !), but it's a 'Raptor, with a serviceable lifespan of what, ten years?
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Overall 10
10

A gift for my son

Careful1, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: So far, so good. He said it installed very easily and everything migrated to it very quickly. If he has noproblems iwth it down the line, I'll be VERY HAPPY!
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Overall 10
10

Satisfied

Don Daze, Amazon
19 December 2013
  • Summary: This drive is much faster than the one that came with my desktop pc, so I use it as my primary. Several years later, still going strong, no issues at all, I wonder about some of the negative reviews, but I guess there are always a few bad units here and there. One more thing, my desktop is raid capable, but I refuse to try raid on my computer, too many risky issues, and with a 6 core pc with fast drive and plenty of memory, I don't need any more speed, my pc rarely slows...
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