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WD Velociraptor 500GB Desktop SATA Hard Drive

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BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight581 g
Product Dimensions18.8 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm
Item model numberWD5000HHTZ
SeriesWD5000HHTZ Velociraptor
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
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ASINB00CYGT13K
Best Sellers Rank 157,359 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight581 g
Date First Available1 May 2013
  
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WD VelociRaptor drives offer an unmatched combination of high performance and high reliability, perfect for workstations, high-end video and photo editing, low-end servers and performance enthusiast's systems. Comes with a 3.5-inch mounting frame for easy installation into today's high-performance systems and chassis. Ultra fast - Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing. Rock-solid reliability - With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. High capacity - State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling. Ultra-cool operation – Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance. Advanced Format (AF) – Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. IcePack™ mounting frame - The 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. NoTouch&trade ramp load technology – The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit. Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) – Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk. Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) – Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. Environmentally Conscious – In addition to being RoHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor also provides a halogen-free design.

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I use 2 of these in Raid 0 with a fast smaller SDD as Intel Cache and IMO its overall faster in "REAL LIFE USAGE" then simply running the SDD as SSD's are not fast for all types of files types/sizes and compresses vs uncompressed files.

Mech HDD's still have a faster Sequential write speed for certain file sizes.
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Fitted this drive in a HAF-X case to hold my programmes and games (i have an Agility 3 ssd for my O/S) its fast,quiet and good storage for the price.
I dont have any noise problems as some people have said but the HAF-X is not a cheap tinny case anyway.
I would not hesitate to buy another one
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Great alternative to SSD disks. It is not as fast of course but if you are worried about the high fault rate of SSD's then this is pretty much the best you can get from traditional disks (and a lot cheaper per GB as well). I recently got a second one and put it in a raid for extra performance, and I'm very very pleased with the result. I have it for over a year now with no issues, assuming it will last in time then this is as it gets for me. It is a bit noisy at times but not enough to be annoying, I have heard worse (hint, iomega drives).
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faster than a 7,200 SATA drive, which is what you would expect. My only gripe is that it can be a little noisey. But overall, I would say good value for money and I certainly would recommend it.
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With the price of SSD's coming down don't bother with this Drive. Perhaps I am unlucky but my Velociraptor was very noisy, more so than a five year old hard drive I own. For £100 you could do better!
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Superb, very fast and not noisy at all.
Replacement for a 300GB Velociraptor (1st gen.) that went bad.
Registered the drive online with Western Digital and have most of the 5 years' warranty left.
Superb price and love the company who sold me this, UniqueSales!
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Was told these drives are fast, but loud. Can hardly hear the thing in my case and it is fast. On par I think with my ssd. Going to save and buy a one ter one.
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