Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000HHTZ
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
Best bang for your buck
19 February 2014
Summary: Very happy with this purchase. boots up windows in 15 sec. 5 yr warranty is impressive as well. I here that these are not as fast as a solid state drive but I didn't pay $400 for it either. Its the best bank for your buck out there.
Summary: I used to use SSDs as the boot device in most of my workstations. After 4+ years of SSDs with a 75% re-install/failure rate, I have switched almost all of my systems to Velociraptors. Velociraptors are a much better $/GB value than SSD and almost as good for performance (synthetic benchmarks are meaningless since no one runs Windows with file caching disabled).
Pros: Fast., Quiet., One of the best Performance $/GB.
Pros: Following up again, I decided to rma the drive with the broken power connector. To my surprise I got quick answers to email, and a phone call at a promised appointment. Outstanding service on a sub $100 product. Gave em my credit card and they are shipping an advance rma for me.-Prepaid!
Cons: shouldn't have broken in the first place. Now I have to swap and burn in a new boot drive. I notice there is a 600gb version of this drive..but it has half the cache.