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Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" (WD1500BLHX / WD3000BLHX / WD4500BLHX / WD6000BLHX)
6.7 out of 10

Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" (WD1500BLHX / WD3000BLHX / WD4500BLHX / WD6000BLHX)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" (WD1500BLHX / WD3000BLHX / WD4500BLHX / WD6000BLHX)

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Overall 2
2.0

Update from 11/04/2014 Review

Richard M., Newegg
31 January 2015
  • Summary: All of the replacement drives are labeled recertified. WD told me that the original drive cannot be replaced with a new drive. WD has told me the standard corporate phrase, "rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests" many times.
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: The third replacement 450 GB raptor died right after a fresh install of Windows 7. The fourth and fifth replacements passed the WD Lifeguard Diagnostics, but failed to accept a fresh install. I ran the diagnostics a second time and it indicated a dead drive on both of them.
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Overall 10
10

Great deal - awesome product.

firewallbill "firewallbill", Amazon
2 November 2014
  • Summary: Once again, fast, works great, fast shipping, and reliable.
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Overall 10
10

Solid as a Rock

Michael Rhoden, Amazon
27 April 2014
  • Summary: I really like these but wish they had one for internal laptop. It is an enterprise HDD and is long lasting and super fast and dependable. These two are my 2nd and third VR's.
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Overall 2
2.0

No Stars if possible. Unacceptable packaging.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: We ordered four 2.5" Western Digital Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III hard drives listed as fulfilled by Amazon. We received a 19"x14.5"3.5" box with items crashing around loose inside. We did not even think it was the hard drive shipment.
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Overall 10
10

Fast for Audio Recording and Video

Bradley W., Newegg
7 December 2013
  • Pros: Screaming fast, No Delay when using pro tools software audio recording. Adobe Premiere rocks on them too
  • Cons: Wish it was higher storage
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Overall 10
10

Great HD

Michael R., Newegg
13 November 2012
Overall 10
10

Too Thick

Austin M., Newegg
22 August 2012
  • Summary: Wish Newegg had listed the thickness somewhere on the product page. Would have saved shipping costs the inconvenience of a return.
  • Pros: Velociraptors are great drives. Fast, quiet, high MTBF.
  • Cons: This 2.5" drive is about 15mm thick - thicker than standard 9.5mm. Won't fit most laptop/notebook drive bays because it's too thick.
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Overall 8
8.0

It is a great drive,

K. Ting, Amazon
1 August 2012
  • Summary: My previous 36gig Raptor finally bit the dust and I do not want a SSD at the moment, as so many people are still complaining about instability issues with always on systems and also the cost, so it was time to get a replacement.
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice SATA Drives

firewallbill "firewallbill", Amazon
30 July 2012
  • Summary: Excellent drive. I setup an HP DL380 G6 and wanted to use the expensive 10K SAS drives for boot, the less expensive SATA for storage - turns out these drives are very fast indeed. The RAID 5 array had no problem being built, ordering more. Great bargain.
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Overall 6
6.0

wtf

Jerry, Amazon
13 July 2012
  • Summary: This hard drive is really nice, I own one and ordered another one from amazon. Only problem is IT CAME WITH NO SATA WIRE, WTF?!
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