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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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  • 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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  • Robert M.
  • 12/29/2014 11:23:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs3-DOA

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: ........

Cons: Ordered Three with each and every one being DOA, What an Alarming low Quality product. Never have I had any part for anything I order be DOA.(Dead on Arrival). I am absolutely disgusted. Now I have to go through the long return/refund process and Hope I can get my the product I ordered or my money back.

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  • Jonathon H.
  • 12/28/2014 10:41:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 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: Fast drive

Cons: louder than the 7200 rpm drives i've used in the past.

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  • Mr A.
  • 12/21/2014 12:49:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

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: Reliable, good reviews, great price

Cons: None I know of

Other Thoughts: My primary goal was reliability, have personally had two HD failures and they were with different brands
My build:
Mother Board – ASROCK FATAL1TY X99X KILLER LGA 2011-V3
VGA Card – XFX Black Edition R9-280A-TDBD R9 280 384-Bit
Power Supply – CORSAIR 1000W HX1000I EPS12V 80 Plus Platinum
SSD - PLEXTOR 256GB PX-G256M6E M.2 2280 PCI-Express 2.0 x2
BLU-RAY BURNER - PIONEER BDR-2209
Solid State Drive - INTEL SSDSC2BP240G4R5 240GB SATA 6Gb/s
Memory - 4X8GB G.SKILL F4-2400C15Q-32GRR2 DDR4
Hard Disk Drive - 500G WD WD5000HHTZ VelociRaptor
CPU – INTEL CORE I7 5960X 3.0GHZ LGA 2011-V3
Liquid Cooler – ENERMAX ELC-LT240-HP All-In-One Dual Fan
OS - MS WIN 7 PRO SP1 64-BIT - OEM
CASE - LIAN-LI PC-10NB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • Oscar P.
  • 12/6/2014 1:53:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRAID 0

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: It's fast and it's quiet. This thing is nothing short of amazing. It loads everything blazing fast. I purchased 2 of them and have them running in Raid 0. I use an Corsair Force LS SSD for my OS.

Cons: None/Nil

Other Thoughts: For a mechanical drive this is about as fast as it gets right now. I am very pleased with it.. I hope they continue to improve these mechanical hard drives, and I will certainly purchase Western Digital WD VelociRaptor in the future if they do.

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  • Suresh Y.
  • 11/24/2014 2:11:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

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: Amazing. Really fast start up and restart like an ssd and works great.

Cons: None.

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  • Robert W.
  • 11/22/2014 4:26:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest upgrade to old computer

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 removed the primary hard drive and replaced it with the VelociRaptor, and installed Windows 8.1. My wife's 6 year old computer is lightning fast now. Computer boots in 1-2 minutes now, versus 8-10 minutes before. I could not be more pleased with this upgrade. Installation was easy.

Cons: This drive cost $125. Ouch. However, the price of this drive was a lot less than totally rebuilding the computer with a new motherboard, processor, etc.

Other Thoughts: Don't think about it, just buy it. You'll be happy you did.

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  • Kenneth L.
  • 11/21/2014 11:33:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHDD Failed about 3-4 hours of Operation

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: Sturdy/Durable

Cons: Failed about 3 hours of operation Hard drive caused extremely slow load times to get past the bios. Was able to load/install the OS to the hard drive but restarting the computer gave a windows repair screen. Reinstalled and made it to the desktop, started to install drivers but the system crashed mid installation. Restarted computer and windows installation would no longer see the hard drive properly. Bought an SSD to test if MOBO was bad. SSD works perfectly no issues.

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  • Darryl F.
  • 11/14/2014 7:44:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a hard drive

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: It's fast and it's quiet, beyond the ticking that hard drives make. Fits into the case and does everything it is expected: store data.

Cons: Not really a con, but a comment on the state of advertisement: It's only 465GB. Some - if not every manufacturer - uses base 10 to count the gigabytes. In the computer world, 1GB = 1024 MB. In the advertisement world of hard drive manufacturers, 1GB = 1000 MB. And, it is all legal as the manufacturer makes the statement that 1GB = 1000MB in the product description (the box). Even WD's diagnostics list 500GB while MS uses the accurate 465GB.

Caveat Emptor. It's what the world has come to.

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  • Jarred C.
  • 11/10/2014 2:15:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm

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: Quality
Fast
Reliability

Cons: Not a SSD , but with the price still pretty high per GB , cant do wrong with running one of these. 500 gbs for 129.99 is a good deal.

Other Thoughts: Some people might not have theirs show up in windows like I did. Had to run Disk Management no biggie tho, some users might think they have a dud if they have never used Disk Management to assign a drive and format.

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