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Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 10000 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • James F.
  • 9/9/2014 2:10:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running

Pros: Used as fast C: drive. Still running after installed 1/16/2011 and used most days since. Still boots fast but I may try a new SSD.

Cons: Does get hot to the touch after heavy use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2013 10:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbought in October 2008 and it still works

Pros: one of the best mechanical HDD I have ever owned and still going strong.

Cons: none!

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  • Philip D.
  • 1/3/2013 10:27:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4.5 years and counting

Pros: This has been my primary drive for nearly 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. It's run in a crowded, hot case for much of it's run and I've formatted and reinstalled several times on multiple motherboards.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I had always wanted a 10000rpm drive since my days of browsing Micro Times in high school. It will be my last mechanical C drive and it's done it's job without any hiccups.

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  • Michael P.
  • 12/5/2012 11:40:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid like a rock

Pros: I've had this running in my primary desktop as my OS/game drive for over 4 years, and it's been great. It's fast and somewhat spacious.

Cons: 300Gb was a lot of space at the time, but a little constricting today when used as a game drive. Deleting old games is my workaround.

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  • Matthew P.
  • 9/27/2012 11:55:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill working greay

Pros: Still working great in a Win7-64 machine two years after purchase. Only thing faster is SSD.

Cons: Wish it was >300gb. Oh, well.

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  • Steven H.
  • 7/8/2012 7:11:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill going after 3 years

Pros: First installed years ago in windows 7 machine. Pwr on to desktop in 35secs on fresh onstall. Old drive took a bit over a min

Cons: price/GB

Other Thoughts: SSD's are getting much more affordable these days. For less than what I paid for this (in 09) I can get an SSD of similar size.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2011 3:09:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupa-Fly ! But clearly not for RAID unless...

Pros: Outstanding Performance, faster than some SSD's! The 2.5" form is great for many mounting options. Quiet!! Spinup sounds a bit like a tubrofan but quickly goes away, seeks are very subdued. Dependable! Spinning since 2008 with no failure or lost data. Two-platter design. lower seek times and less to go wrong.

Cons: Not a true 2.5" FF, unit height is a bit taller making mounting it into a silencer a bit of a challenge. Non-standard connector placement may affect some users.

Other Thoughts: Please, do the homework, WD makes a VelociRapter with firmware specifically tuned for RAID applications. The many failures you see are usually to do with a desktop drive collapsing from enterprise duty it was not designed for.

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  • Byron T.
  • 3/27/2009 5:37:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: bought this drive go into my new gaming/video editing rig. absolutely love it. no hesitation at all. looking at getting another one to set up a RAID config.

Cons: none whatsoever

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  • Mr. B.
  • 3/4/2009 5:19:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD does it again.

Pros: Rather fast, sataII, RAID capable, 10k, its a RAPTOR BABY! 300gigs of it too! Cool heatsink design aswell, keeps a low temp for a 10K

Cons: Its only 300gb!, ill probably have to get another one eventually for RAID 0. Took a long time to format(whatever, dont they all)

Other Thoughts: Always buy from the egg!

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  • Weiling C.
  • 3/1/2009 10:14:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 months good so far

Pros: Bought this drive 12/16/08. No problems whatsoever. I can only hear the drive seeking when the side panel of my case is off.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I never bothered with the rebate.

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