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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Edwin J.
  • 5/22/2015 4:32:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Cooperative

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very cooperative staff. I made a mistake, ordered the wrong device, and had to decline it to send it back to California for a refund. They were very responsive through email and worked with me. They even waived the restocking fee and shipping cost. Will definitely use them again.

Cons: N/A

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  • robert s.
  • 5/7/2015 7:11:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslucifer666

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: love this drive fast quick easy to install. first time had 3 operatings systems on drive.

Cons: unfortunately my drive died after 2 years. started acting slow and giving errors on boot. my bios even lost it a few times.

Other Thoughts: support was good sent me a new drive as soon as I sent new one in. why complain. my drive took forever to get too them lots of winter storms held drive up. but had new drive in 3 days after they received it. my new drive is fine. I have recently went to only wd drives. bad experience with other manufacters. just did an upgrade to my desktop. went fronm am2+ to fm2+ no problems with it seeing my drives

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  • John D.
  • 5/4/2015 9:59:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 15 months

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Ran great when it worked. <30 second boot time

Cons: Died after 15 months of usage

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  • James H.
  • 4/9/2015 1:32:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMeets high expectations

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: FAST, silent and cool. This SATA III drive is running at 5C-7C cooler than my older SATA II drives. I get a good increase in performance, too. Loading times are MUCH improved in SC Arena Commander, which is why I wanted this drive.

Cons: First drive was DOA, but newegg RMA procedure was easy and fast. I have had excellent experience with WD drives over the last decade, so I am convinced that one DOA is a fluke, rather than pattern.

Other Thoughts: Looking at the reviews, I knew this was a good drive, so I opted for a replacement instead of a refund. I am NOT disappointed! I have another build planned in the near future, so I will probably grab a couple more of these.

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  • Michael F.
  • 4/9/2015 2:24:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast Spinner

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quiet, low spin latency, reliable, reasonable price, Newegg ships then nicely protected.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is my second VelociRaptor, Drive, my first one is still running and has been for almost five years. I used it as my primary boot drive with a SSD as the second drive due to prices of SSDs back then. It performed great and gave me fast boot and application performance.

Now, I am using this new one as secondary drive for files I really don't need to be on a SSD. So with applications on the SSD I can create and save to this spinner and still see faster performance.

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  • jerry h.
  • 3/23/2015 4:09:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest hard drive i ever owned.

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: best hard drive I ever bought. Got 2 now. I use them for all storage and apps.. Keep my O.S. on ssd but everything else stays on the raptor.

Cons: None at all for cost.

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  • Frank K.
  • 3/15/2015 10:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBuyers remorse ...check your warranty status

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: My inexpensive Solid State Drive (SSD) performance so far has been outstanding.

Cons: If you expect to get the 5 years warranty keep your original receipt and keep your fingers crosed. I have a Velociraptor that failed and the date of manufacture is May 25, 2010 and my warranty expired in Sept 2014. Before replacing a Raptor with a Raptor check to see if they kept their promise on your current drive.

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  • Jason R.
  • 2/25/2015 7:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Super fast hard drive. Boots to windows in about 10-15 seconds. Amazing quality, exactly what i expected. 5 YEAR WARRANTY

Cons: A little pricy, but worth it. Thought my windows index would have changed. Stayed at 5.9 jus tlike my last 7200 RPM HDD.

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  • gene c.
  • 2/21/2015 8:08:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBad boy here!

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This HD is very fast! Installs easy and is a dream to use.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: Some online forums will tell you to save money on the cpu, then tell you to get a SSD for boot up, and a standard HD for storage. Do the math and get one of these bad boys to do both boot up and storage, and buy that 4790k.

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  • Jake R.
  • 2/18/2015 7:48:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value, Great Speed for HDD

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I originally wanted a 500gb SSD for my main hard drive, and a high speed 1TB mechanical for bulk storage, but I couldn't swing it as my build was already $200 over budget. This hd surprised me, it runs exceptionally well and is quiet and at a decent rate compared to any I've had in the past. Can't go wrong at the price point. I may migrate windows over to a ssd yet, but so far I'm not in a hurry. As long as you don't get a dud and you aren't expecting ssd approachable read/write speeds, this will be a great mechanical hd for you.

Cons: None that I can name.

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