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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

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


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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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  • Andrew M.
  • 2/17/2015 9:04:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD?

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. Price is worth the speed for me. This review is for those of you who are wondering whether you need an SSD for high end gaming. Sorry to those who disagree but you just don't need an SSD. This will do it.

Cons: N/A

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  • Gerard B.
  • 2/11/2015 5:21:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

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: excellent product. Great Price and loads fast.

Cons: A little louder than i thought it would be

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  • Charles S.
  • 1/3/2015 1:20:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and stable

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: Great price from Newegg.
Works much better than expected.
Loads programs very fast.
Sits in its own heat sink.
Loaded Windows 8.1 full edition in 8 minutes.

Cons: None

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