Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000HHTZ
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Love my Raptors
2 September 2014
Summary: Running two of these in Raid 0 for storing all my games that don't fit on my SSD's. Performance is superb, operation wise, they are way way quieter than the original Raptors. For the storage space you get, the reliability, and rock solid performance, you cannot go wrong! Sadly however I do foresee in the next few years HDD's will pretty much be phasing out. With SSD's already coming way down in price per Gigabyte, it will be just a matter of time. Long live the raptor!
Summary: Owned this for a little short of a year now. Has been reliable as far as performance and data surface integrity goes. Upgrading from a consumer grade 7200 RPM drive, this was noticeably faster. I also did some read/write burn in testing with dd, writing from /dev/zero to an encrypted file (a faster way to make "random data") and then reading that file back into /dev/null.
Summary: Bought two in March. By June I was seeing high disk utilization and occasional OS freezing. SMART showed OK. Eventually - July - ran WD Data Lifeguard in DOS mode. It passed quick test - but very quickly failed extended test with "Too Many Errors Found Contact Tech Support Status 0225".
Summary: These hard drives are fast and they do work flawlessly for years under heavy use. My last Velociraptor was guarantied for 5 years and it lasted me 6 1/2 years. When it finally started to show sign of failure, I only wanted to replace it with another Velociraptor of course. The new ones are a lot more quiet now, very fast and a new well made design. Love it. Very reliable. Recommend 100%.
Summary: I like these drives in RAID-1 for server builds where SSDs are not appropriate. They are extremely fast, not too loud and rock solid. They will definitely destroy 7200RPM drives for performance.
Summary: Pros; Major different as i was using a HDD of 5400RPM previously. In other words, it's fast. Con; For now no. Others; A total change from my previous HDD and great alternative for big sized SSD.