WD Velociraptor 500GB Desktop SATA Hard Drive
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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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Top Customer Reviews
Mech HDD's still have a faster Sequential write speed for certain file sizes.
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
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Faster than my 5yr old 150Gb Velociraptor but much noisier, hence only 4 stars. If you don't mind the extra noise, it's a great drive.Published on 5 Jan. 2014 by George Stark