Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD3000GLFS
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Disappointment on Reliability
No i havent taken it apart ...yet, Amazon
7 April 2012
Summary: I was inpressed by the speed and capacity, and it worked very well for 3 years. Turned it on at 6 or 7 AM and off at 9 or 10 PM for 3 years and 3 months in a stripe pair. Now it is getting reread flags so I tried to re task it but it crawls on restore and fails. So seperate low priority work drives it is. I have replaced it with a pair of Crucial SSD's speed and reliability restored. Lesson? don'd go skimping if you really want the best.
Summary: Why bother with configuring a SCSI or two drive in raid 0 when this is just as fast and it plug in play. I would use this drive on the OS and program install only and a 2 terabyte for saving content like video pics and docs. \ As far as vs a Solid state drive yes the solid state book faster but who cares the important part is real world use like audio and video conversion real world transfer rates ect...
Raptor is the way to go for serious performance and general use as it is a long term lasting HD
Kid Icarus "The Lad from Hades", Amazon
30 December 2009
Summary: Firstly, I would never consider getting anything but the Raptor hard drive for any new computer I was going to be serious about(as in gaming and main rig) I usually prefer to pair it up and go "RAID 0" as it is a pretty solid drive and doesn't take damage so performance can be gained and you need not sacrifice it for "RAID 1" these things do not fail!(with proper front cooling).
Summary: I bought three of these drives to update our XP Internet workstations so that we could upgrade to Windows 7 and still have a reasonable experience. Boy, what a difference these drives made over the performance of these systems compared to the drives originally installed. Boot times, file access times, and application speed all improved dramatically over the 7,800 RPM drives we had been using and that was before upgrading to Windows 7.
Summary: I was eager because spending as much money, or more, for a 32GB SSD drive is dumb. (And people complain about the Velociraptor being pricey!) And I like performance; every review I read said this thing flies like a budgie on amphetamines. And, yes, it runs relentlessly fast. STABLE too. Vista loads in half the time and EVERYTHING is far more responsive. I was hesitant because others reported the unit dying after x number of days.
Summary: I only use western digital hard drives. I have done so for the past 10+ years. I also build my own computers. In the past I've only used 7200rpm drives and found them to be sufficient. I finally made the plunge into 10000rpm drives, when WD offered a decent memory size. The hard drive runs quiet and stays pretty cool. I use this for my operating system and to game. Stick with 7200rpm drives for storage...at least until the price/gb drops on 10000rpm drives.
Summary: The Western Digital 10KRPM Velociraptor hard drive series is the fastest non-solid state drives out there. There are no funky drivers or software or connectors or cables or anything: the drive plugged in just like a standard SATA drive, bolted to my PC's chassis just like any hard drive, and was whizzing away at 10,000 revolutions per minute as soon as I hit the power switch.
Questionable reliability, great speed when they work
P. Patten, Amazon
6 April 2009
Summary: Downside - It took 6 drives to get 4 that worked. I haven't checked for any bad sectors yet but expect to find some. Upside - They are lightning fast, much quieter and cooler when compared to the previous 150/160 GB versions. The 150/160GB versions sounded like a machine gun during heavy duty operation and ran hot. Mine are set up in 2 2 disk Raid 0 arrays, one array for the OS and Apps, the other for data. 5 year warranty will cover any hardware failure.
Summary: First, there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding this drive. Regarding the position of the SATA connectors; this is a 2.5" form factor drive in a 3.5" aluminum cooling bezel for convenient use in most desktop computers. Look at the product picture and you can see this. If you need to use a drive in a docking situation where location matters, don't buy this drive. This is the OEM version of the drive. The retail box version sells at significantly higher price.