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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
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  • Erkin B.
  • 10/16/2014 7:06:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

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: Purchased in 2012, almost everyday use, still works.no bad sectors yet, knocking on wood.

Cons: none.

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  • ZACHARY B.
  • 10/5/2014 2:03:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA TWICE

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: none

Cons: Didn't work even after sending it back for a replacement. Asked for a refund the third time.

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  • Jay D.
  • 10/1/2014 10:49:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad sectors and growing

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: spindle speed

Cons: 2.5 drive in a 3.5 cradle?

Other Thoughts: After one year of ownership, I have had to chkdsk it 3 times due to lagging and unable to read a file. This 3rd time I am working on getting my data off it before I loose more. Glad I ordered a replacement drive after the 2nd time a month ago. Sadly I hadnt made time to swap. Looks like I am going to make time now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2014 7:47:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsawesome

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 thing is nothing short of amazing. It loads everything blazing fast, I haven't used a SSD so I can't compare but with this I would see no reason to have one (though I plan on it anyway).

I think it's pretty quiet personally. No louder than any fan on the machine.

Cons: A bit pricey for the storage size you get, but it's about the performance with these so that's expected

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  • Richard E.
  • 9/20/2014 6:50:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggspreety fast

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 liked this better than a SSD, it reads as a sata one on my ecs lga2011. I can feel it moves preety well.

Cons: no

Other Thoughts: I will use this and build my ecs more to see the full value

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  • Alexander C.
  • 8/7/2014 8:31:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and rock-solid

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: ideal system drive for a home server. very fast (6Gb/s!) and reliable (about reliability my suggestion is based on the owning of another WD velociraptor 300Gb).

Cons: little bit noisy. probably it won't be good for a system critical to the noise level.

Other Thoughts: i've bought WD velociraptor 300Gb long time ago (5 years ago or so). it costed to me, but i needed a speed for my DAW. surprisingly it happened to be very quiet, and i didn't have any issue, making music.

i've acquired WD velociraptor 500Gb for my home server (HP proliant ML310e) as a system drive - speed and reliability are critical for such a type of computers. now its price is much, much more affordable (thanks to newegg!). though it seemed to me being a little bit noisy comparing to my old 300Gb, it's ok for a server (mine is located in the basement).

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  • James H.
  • 7/18/2014 4:27:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, Reliable

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: Although I seldom turn my computer off, I just did so to test boot up time for this review. I was on the desktop within 27 seconds and ready to go. Not as fast as most SSD’s but plenty quick enough for me. After it’s loaded I can hardly notice any difference between it and SSD for real world use, plus I have more peace of mind.

Raptors have been good to me and I trust them. I know that I won’t notice any slowdown after years of use, while the jury is still out with SSD’s. Not trying to make this a Raptor vs SSD thing but it’s a decision that needs to be made before deciding which way to go. I wouldn’t have bought more than a dozen SSD’s over the past couple years if I didn’t like them. However, I still give the overall edge to Raptor for my own personal use.

5-Year Warranty

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I like being able to download the WD version of Acronis True Image for free. The latest version worked with Windows 8.1 when the retail version wouldn’t. I started using it long before Win8 came out but just though I’d mention it. I’m running Windows 7 on the machine I’m writing this review on. The Data Lifeguard tools are handy too. I always install them with my WD drives.

I also like being able to use Windows 7 sleep mode without worrying about it. There is a lot of conflicting information about using sleep mode with SSD’s along with some horror stories.

It does make what I call “thinking noises” so if you are one of the many who get freaked out by them you might not like this drive. Being a long time Raptor user I associate those noises with a fast, rock solid drive. I like hearing the quick little zizzz... when it saves something (weird, I know). I’ve owned many Raptors over the years going all the way back to the 36GB (still running) version and have had only one fail. That was several years ago and WD replaced it within in a few days.

WEI is a joke when rating hard drives. A Raptor and a green drive both get the same score although performance difference is night and day.

I bought the Raptor that resides on the computer I’m writing this review on Black Friday 2012.

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  • Diana D.
  • 7/6/2014 10:03:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs500Gb VelociRaptor

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: Drive continually performs quickly and quietly. I purchased my first drive on a Black Friday sale back in 2012 and it was amazing. I'm using it as a second drive to, what was back then, a 120Gb SSD. Installing the application on the WD drive and having only the OS on the SSD provided amazing results. I was worried about heat, so I also purchased a hotswap bay with an active cooling fan, but it would be just fine without the fan. With my current Samsung 840 Pro SSD, when I copy files to the VelociRaptor, I see a consistent 200Mb/s write times.
Western Digital RMA process is simple and extremely fast.

Cons: haha

Other Thoughts: My first drive failed on me. But that was my fault and by no means an imperfection from the factory.

Go to WD site and REGISTER your drive!

The RMA process is simple and quick. I had my new drive the NEXT DAY after they received the defective one.

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  • Henry K.
  • 6/18/2014 11:29:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast SATA

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 really love how much it has sped up loading things on my computer. I'm glad the prices of these have come down over the years.

Cons: none

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  • Nicholas D.
  • 5/24/2014 10:40:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerforms optimally

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: Performs noticeably faster than a 7200 RPM HDD
Has not failed through extensive use
Most, if not all, clients know the Western Digital brand

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Currently using it as a secondary drive to an SSD. You can hear when it activates/starts spinning, but the sound is nominal and silent past initial start-up of the HDD.

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