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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 10000 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 90 days limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Gerald W.
  • 7/11/2012 9:57:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD v. RAID 0 'Raptors

Pros: 4+0 RAID 0 in my system with an average read/write speed of 386/Mbs

Cons: None, given the cost and continued lack of consistent reliability of SSD's

Other Thoughts: At half the regular price, I purchased two of these to compliment the two I have had in my system for three plus years without issue.

With Average Seek Time 4.2ms, Average Write Time 4.7ms,
Average Latency 3ms (nominal), there's not much performance to miss choosing these instead of SSD's . And the newer 'Raptors surely will not disappoint either.

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  • Eduardo N.
  • 7/4/2012 8:04:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Easy

Pros: Second one I bought as a primary Windows 7 drive. They work great, re-con is just as good and new. Index score 5.9 which is not bad compared to other drives and SSD.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I has a heatsink which is great to wick off the heat.

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  • Mathew F.
  • 6/3/2012 1:21:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs"Poor-Man's SSD" Works Very Well

Pros: I bought this because I wanted to save some money (by not getting a SSD) to buy a better GPU for my new gaming system.

A SSD will reduce loading screen times to near-nil, but once you load a magnetic disk drive will preform just the same. That's actually because once you load a zone/map/instance most games don't need to pull (much) more info off the hard disk :P.

If you cannot get a SSD, then you want the fastest magnetic disk drive you can get. This work of art spins at 10,000 RPM, compared to 7,200 to a typical drive made today.

I think the refurbished part is a bit over-dramatic. I cannot find a darn thing worn, damaged/repaired, or wrong with this thing. It is in fantastic working order and I cannot complain at all about it.

Cons: This isn't a big hard drive by today's standards. It won't hold a lot of videos or other forms of space-hogging multimedia. This is a big deal for some users.

This hard drive is clearly intended to be a system drive, good for running Windows (or other OS) and your favorite applications off of. It loads up WoW-Cata/SC2/D3 very quickly. BUT I would get 2 or more redundant internal or external hard drives if you have the need for mass-storage.

Other Thoughts: I have an external (USB) 1TB hard drive that takes care of my needs for mass-storage. I'm fine with no redundancy on my mass-storage because I don't have any irreplaceable data. All my external drive does is store the installation files for my games (which take 8 hours each to download on cable!).

If you have data you cannot afford to lose, please do yourself a big favor and invest in some extra drive(s). For such a user, two (or more) larger & slower drives might be a better way to go economically. Make sure you back-up any information that can't be lost on more then one drive. All hard-drives die eventually...and usually when you really don't want them to.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/26/2012 7:22:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill kicking

Pros: Disclaimer: I bought mine new.
Of course, that was about three years ago. I have now logged over 12,000 hours on two of these drives set up in a RAID 0 format. About a year and a half ago, bought two SSDs and set them up in a RAID 0 as well as my OS RAID and labeled these as my D: Drive - still having no problems. ATTO Benchmark will top out at 248 MB/Sec write and 240MB/Sec read. It's hard to beat that performance short of a SATA III SSD.

Cons: Only con is that one of the connectors is broken, so I have had to tape the SATA connector to it, but that was my fault anyway.

Other Thoughts: Other reviews seem like the recertified drives are fine. I'd jump on the deal - heck, I thinking about grabbing another one myself.

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  • Tim M.
  • 4/23/2011 11:42:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSO far so good

Pros: I purchased two of these with the refurb discount instead of going cheap SSD since reliability seems to be an issue with them. So far these have been great they are not very loud and they seem to work good.

Cons: Wish my windows experience rating was better two of these in raid 0 only scores a 6.2 but from what I hear it takes a few SSDs in RAID 0 to score 7.9.
Also if interested in SSD or HDD stats check Pass mark site!

Other Thoughts: CPU
Vengance 1600 8-8-8-24
Graphics Card
MSI Cyclone 6850
Hard Drive
2x Veloci Raptor + storage HDD
Sound Card
Power Supply
OCZ 1250 Gold
Lian Li PC-P80
CPU cooling
24" AOC

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  • Vladimir N.
  • 4/8/2011 8:06:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not work

Pros: Dead.Totally dead.When you shake it,it make a noice.Somebody hit it hard against the wall,not me.

Cons: See pros.Do not work.

Other Thoughts: I wish you check on it before shipping.

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  • 3/29/2011 9:33:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsrecertified???!!!

Pros: FAST!! i changed motherboard. used have RAID0 2x80G hard(sata2 7200rpm).
but new board don't have raid.(didn't check b4 buy). so i picked this hard(solid state drive is expensive....).
i felt same speed as old raid 0 drive.
i hope my bored got Raid.. i am glad to have this drive!!
i only use 2 week now, still working fine. i hope go forever~~

Cons: scare recertified ?? yes.. i was, but, not anymore~~!!
u need fast hard? not enough money ? get this !!

oh !! OUT OF STOCK!!

Other Thoughts: gigabyte p43.
c2q q6700
8gig ddr2 800
corsair xt650w
nvida 8800gt
with new hard for system !!!
work perfect!!

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  • Tim W.
  • 3/17/2011 11:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesom

Pros: Great hdd, no problems and 10k speed for that price? AWESOME

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Still a hdd with moving parts though. This one is just a holdover until i buy my revodrive x2 (ssd)

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  • J G.
  • 3/5/2011 8:04:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper stuff

Pros: I only buy WD drives, I wouldn't touch anything else, even with yours ... :). Solid material relationship for over 10 years now.

Cons: Erratic pricing, like a dart toss ... I've seen 3 different costs within the month.

Other Thoughts: This was my 2nd 150 recert VRap in 2 months and my 6th Raptor in 5 years. Only 1 has failed since '06 and it's set aside until we can find a new controller from the widows and orphans collection at the shoppe.

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  • Bradley R.
  • 2/27/2011 9:45:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Recertified = Awesome

Pros: Price/Performance

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I purchased 4 of these re-certified (two initially, which worked well so i went back for two more to set up RAID1) Over 30 days 24x7 on an Dedicated raid controller and these babies are rock solid.

Also have TLER firmware option unlike other WD drives other than their RE edition.

Newegg was selling the re certified for $65 inc S/H but even at the new price these are worth the money. SSD write cycle limitation has caused several OCZ drives to fail in my config. Magnetic HDD are still more durable for high write RAID arrays albeit they may not bench fastest.

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