Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2500BHTZ
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27 May 2015
Summary: The drive received end of May 2015 carries a 2012 date code (3 years old) so more than 3/5 of the warranty is already gone. Further is shows as being setup for an Apple Server. So while label NEW I don't know. We installed as RAID replacement and it is so far working OK
Summary: I just bought two of these for my c drive ok their not that loud - their fine and my os drive runs fast I just ordered two more for a raid 0 hyperv data drive.. to replace my other 2 gig wd red drives which ran very slow.. I will use those as a backup drive..
Runs a Little Noisy, but allows programs and windows to load faster - I recommend this drive. Two Thumbs Up.
r. krueger, Amazon
6 April 2015
Summary: Programs Load Faster and Windows Loads Faster. Well Worth the money. It does make a little more noise than the slower drives, but I still give it 5 stars because it is very good at what you need it to do. It works very fast and is very efficient and is rated for lots of use.
Summary: Bought two and installed them in RAID 0 configuration to replace a single 7200 rpm hard drive. Hard drive access times and program load times appear to be about half of the old drive. They are blazing fast for hard drives and very quiet unlike some reviews I had read.
Summary: Buy a Western Digital black drive instead if you're a gamer. I have an old Western Digital black 1TB drive, and I could not detect a discernible performance difference between this expensive "high-speed" drive and the much quieter Western Digital Black 1TB it replaced.
Summary: Using these paired up in Lenovo TS-140 server for operating system drives. I've used these and their older revisions since the first 10K drives came to market. I've seen a few fail over the years, but, those were the 1st and 2nd gen. I know this is at least the 3rd generation, if not further along.
Nice alternative to a more expensive SSD of the same size
17 January 2015
Summary: Always wanted one of these long before SSDs were available. It's not being used as an OS drive but speeds are what you would expect from a 10k HDD. I install all of my steam games on it as a cheaper alternative to an SSD. No complaints about performance or reliability.
Summary: I upgraded a 7 year old WD Caviar Blue 160 GB running Vista that was starting to show its age with the 250 GB Velociraptor and loaded Windows 7 onto it. What a massive difference in performance, especially at startup. Boot time went from ~4 minutes down to about 90 seconds.
Summary: WD VelociRaptor drives are the only option in my opinion on 10k RPM HDDs. This drive arrives as a bare drive, meaning there are no cables included. However the drive works perfectly, slides right into my Hot swap bay and is ready for formatting instantly.
Summary: If you must buy a spinning hard drive, this is the one to get. Insert one of these into a system that once ran a 7,200 RPM drive and you will see the system boot almost twice as fast. Programs will launch faster. Updates will run faster.