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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Perfect for workstations, high-end video and photo editing, low-end servers and performance enthusiasts' systems
  • Ultra fast,Ultra-cool operation
  • Rock-solid reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD1000DHTZ

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD VelociRaptor
Model
WD1000DHTZ
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
1TB
RPM
10000 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Ultra fast

Rock-solid reliability

High capacity

Ultra-cool operation

Advanced Format (AF)

IcePack mounting frame

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)

NoTouch ramp load technology

Environmentally conscious

Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
Usage
For Ultimate Performance

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Max F.
  • 4/22/2014 7:35:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very fast
I needed 1 TB and buying to 512 SSDs is out of the question
Great price, I got it 20% off

Cons: Loud - the only downside of the hard drive, the noise it makes can be kind of annoying. However, if I have my headphones on, I can't hear it at all

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  • richard s.
  • 4/16/2014 3:28:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat hard drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: this is a really nice hard drive. previously bought a 500gb but wanted more space so I bout the 1tb. fast reliable also you download the acronis wd version from western digital use to store back ups to a external hard drive.

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: this is definitely a nice hard drive but this one will run a little warm during the summer months. I suggest to get a hard drive cooling fan to give some extra cooling

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  • scott h.
  • 4/11/2014 10:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsrain champion

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: fastest hdd you can get your hands on

Cons: capable of about half the read/write speed of an ssd.

Other Thoughts: i own the raptor 160 and the raptor 600. i dont remember what i paid for the 160, but the 600 was $230 a few years ago. i use these in my antec 1200 (along side my 840 pro) for music/movies. these raptor drives are easily the best hdd in existence but just cant touch an ssd. as far as reliability, i must be lucky. in the past few years ive purchased these raptors, 840pro, kingston hyper x, wd blue 1tb, seagate barracuda 1tb. all drives still work good. i would love to buy 2 of these raptor 1000's to run in raid 10, as that would be amazing, but i have a hard time justifing the cost. given the cost of this drive and dependant on your setup, better off getting the 840 pro with a wd blue for storage. dont really need blazing fast speed for music, movies, and backup. either way ssd's are the future, the only moving parts in a pc should be fans.

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  • Jeffrey A.
  • 4/9/2014 11:26:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReigning champion

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This unit has excellent reviews around the 'net. It's my first Tb unit from WD, but I've used WesternDigital HDDs since 1998, and all of them are still working fine. I've never had one die on me yet. This is my 2nd Raptor I've purchased since Black Friday 2012. The 500Gb unit is working excellently - as I anticipate this one to do also. A 250Gb & 320Gb unit from 2006 & 2008 also still performing nicely. Not noisy, not overheating, not sucking down excess juice. Just reliably working every day. That's what really counts, isn't it?

Cons: Noticed the price came down for a few days and I jumped on one just under 170.00.

Other Thoughts: I play BF3 & BF4 and all the COD games, and on the 500Gb Raptor - they are just fine. Why anyone would want to risk their data & OS to an SSD is beyond me. But hey - we all have freedom of choice, right?

I value freedom of dependability more than I value a few extra seconds of boot-up time or program load time sliced off.

Please don't phase out the 10K rpm mech drives, WD. Keep on truck'n

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2014 7:09:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHarddrives fast I tell ya what

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast (for a mechanical drive).

Cons: Noise?

Other Thoughts: Does it compare to a 15K SCSI drive? Obviously not. Does it hold a candle to a SSD? Nope. Is it fast for a 10k lower end (relative to the 15k SCSI drive) drive? You best believe it. If you need a fast drive that wont break the bank but still holds a TB of data (steam downloads anyone?) then this should do the trick. Sure it will never be as fast as an SSD but that much I never expected. I was, however, quite surprised with its performance compared to even the best 7,200 RPM drives when it came to game load times and texture loading. For me, it was worth the money.

One thing to note though, ALWAYS stress test your mechanical drives before using them. If they are bad drives they should show it during the stress test. Don't make the mistake of not testing these (or any hdd for that matter) before loading them with data you are not prepared to loose. I like to test the drives by running a pass with HDAT2, then DBAN (7 passes or so) then HDAT2 again. If after that it comes back with no bad sectors then I would call that a good drive. If it comes back with bad sectors then promptly get it replaced.

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  • Jon R.
  • 4/6/2014 8:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy First VelociRaptor... Grrr!

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Seems zippy! Fast for the most part and a nice compliment to my SSD boot drive :) And gotta great deal with the 'Shell Shocker' deal.

Cons: various reviews here regarding it being noisy and not noisy. Assortment of programs say it's status as 'Good'. I'm hearing it 'chatter' when accessing the platters. But I have a very well vented Antec case with lots of fannage ;) Time will tell if it's a good/reliable drive. Ahhh, the test of TIME. I assume the nibbling bytes sound is normal.

Other Thoughts: Very fast :) Pray it stands that test of time and keeps on performing. Replaced an aging, yet still reliable 650 Black WD :) I wanted the higher RPM's for video rendering.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid Drives. FAST. But WATCH The SATA Connections

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: FAST. Dependable drives. Prices have come down.

Cons: Use kit gloves when plugging in your SATA cables. The first day my VRaptors arrived I spun them up with no issue. Got everything loaded and installed. Had to move one drive to another bay, and the SATA connection on the ICE housing snapped off in the cable (with the lightest touch).Had to glue it back together(with the cable glued in place). Going to be a mess when I try to move the drives to my next build.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what kind of plastic WD used, but I've never seen a SATA connect as brittle as these. USE CAUTION.!

Docked a star for cheap plastics

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  • Brian K.
  • 3/29/2014 7:23:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggslike it

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: lots of space

Cons: kind of bummed out that on windows rating i am still only getting 5.9 where everything else is 7.7 to 7.9

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  • Mason M.
  • 3/28/2014 2:13:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: *FAST! (for a Hard Disk Drive)
*Cool! (EXTREMELY low operating Temps 22c on average)
*Durable!
*Looks nice!
*Quiet! (I can never hear it over my fans going at low rpm)
This drive worked as advertised right out of the box, it managed to out perform its advertised specs but just a little under several benchmarks. This thing is impressive.

Cons: None as of yet.

Other Thoughts: I managed to get this drive for $40.00 of with a promo code, which made the drive much more affordable for me personally. I use this drive as a main storage drive for music, video, pictures, older games and lightweight programs. I used a solid state drive for the OS and more HDD intensive games. This drive doesn't compare to SSD, but then it's not supposed to by any means. It is literally this fasted HDD you can by for home use without going to Solid State. It's 5 year warranty backs up Western Digital's reputation for reliability in their Velociraptor drives. I am very pleases and if you want a storage drive with plenty of space, but don't need it to be Solid State, then look no further. Standard 7200 rpm drives CANNOT compete. And lets not forget, this thing stays COOL. It's a small 2.5 inch drive, wrapped in a massive heatsink. So not only are you keeping system temps down but you are increasing your hard drive's life exponentially. You'd be crazy to go with a WD Caviar Black if you can afford to pay a LITTLE extra for this 10,000rpm monster. Don't get me wrong, it quiet. Dead quiet. I can here the fans in my PC at their lowest setting over this drive, so it isn't loud by any means, if any says anything different then they obviously don't have any cooling going in their computer.

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  • Zachary C.
  • 3/24/2014 9:32:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBricked 4 months

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Ran amazing while it lasted. Have been told by multiple people that this hard drive specifically is sturdy, fast and long lasting.

Cons: Bricked :( waiting for a response from WD on their 5 year warranty

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, it is unfortunate to find out your drive failed so soon after being purchased. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.

How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Win
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866

We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please click the following link for our replacement procedure.

How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

For additional assistance, please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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