Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD6000HLHX
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limited use, at this point
Scott B., Newegg
7 January 2015
Summary: Nothing got hit harder by the advent of SSD than the upper end of the HDD market. The Raptor is a terrific device, but can't be seriously considered on a price/performance basis anymore. You're only buying this as a 1:1 replacement for a failed device.
Pros: Still one of the fastest mechanical storage solutions.
Summary: 10K speeds make this a great workstation and gaming drive. That's what I've been using it for the past 1 1/2 years and it's been great.
Pros: I've had this drive for a year and a half now and I've beat the absolute you know what out of it. Multiple OS installs, corrupt OS installs, Windows 8, constant formatting, and taxing usage has not done anything to this drive. It still runs like a charm and at the same as when I bought it.
Summary: I like WD black hard drives. This Velociraptor 600 has been just a good. I have used it for several year now and it is still working. I have a SSD on the front end and this as a secondary. Works very well.
Pros: This drive is one of the best mechanical drives on the planet. I've had for over a 2 yrs now and never had a seconds trouble out of it. Speed of a SSD
Cons: Very Fast Very reliable Not too hard on your pocket.At the time I am writing this it looks like WD has stopped making this drive and gone to a 500GB which would mean anyone with one of these drives that wants to upgrade to RAID would have to buy two drives.
Summary: I bought an SSD shortly before purchasing this drive. I was amazed at how similar the speeds were. The prices were about the same and this drive had over 4 times the capacity of the SSD. It's a fantastic piece of hardware if you don't want to take the plunge into the world of SSDs.
Pros: - Fast - High Capacity - Low Noise
Cons: - Got warm, but welcome to fast moving parts