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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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000HHTZ

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD VelociRaptor
Model
WD5000HHTZ
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
RPM
10000 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Ultra fast

Rock-solid reliability

High capacity

Ultra-cool operation

Advanced Format (AF)

IcePack mounting frame

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)

NoTouch ramp load technology

Environmentally conscious

Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
Usage
For Ultimate Performance

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Andrew M.
  • 4/17/2014 2:48:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSmoking 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: 355 MB/s - 7.2ms in RAID 0 on a 990FX MB. Quiet.

Cons: I don't have any money left.

Other Thoughts: I found these as re-branded OEM's, brand new for $80.00 each and couldn't resist the purchase. They are much faster than my previous single WD 1TB Black Drive which I'm going to use now as a backup drive in case the RAID fails.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 4/12/2014 7:03:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect size, extremely quick

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: Transferring data from an SSD to this drive takes no time at all. I use this drive as an application drive with an SSD as my boot drive. I don't notice any unusual noise out of this, if it's making a lot of noise, you may just be getting a lot of vibration from your case. I've got it mounted with rubber mounts, so it's no louder than any other mechanical drive in my system.

Cons: lolwut

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive in November 2012 and it performed great out of the box.

I had to RMA it two weeks ago because it wasn't being recognized by Windows or BIOS. Upon further inspection I noticed a very distinct clicking noise. I suspect this happened because of me actually dropping the drive when I got a new case, but it took at least 3 months for the clicking to develop.

THAT being said... The RMA procedure through Western Digital was painless and easy. They even have an RMA status of "clicking noise". I sent the drive in and it got to them on a Friday and the following Tuesday I had my new drive. Outstanding.

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  • Richard L.
  • 4/12/2014 1:41:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssmoking 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: fast, affordable, fun!

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: This is really a 2.5 form factor, but they put it in a heat sink that makes it a 3.5 form factor. That was really interesting to me. This thing is smoking fast and comparable to some of the SSD hard drives out there. Now mind you there are faster SSD had drives for sure, but for a mechanical drive this is about as fast as it gets right now. I am pleased with it!

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  • JOSEPH Y.
  • 4/11/2014 7:43:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBuying a second one!

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 drive is quite and fast.
With the recent price drop to $129 it's a great deal.
Enterprise class drive.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: To the people that say it's a loud drive, either get a better case, or RMA your drive. I could barely hear this with the case open. Get this drive.

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  • Todd C.
  • 4/7/2014 8:23:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFast but Loud

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: Very fast, no issues with performance.

Cons: This HDD is louder than my old Seagates. I was assuming it would be as quiet per the other reviews. But I am returning since its as loud (when accessing data, performing read/writes) as my old 512MB hdd from my old 486 machine.
It's not the bearings.

Other Thoughts: in a noisey environment, this would not be an issue. but my office is quiet and that everyone in it can hear this drive working.

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  • Jeffery L.
  • 3/19/2014 1:06:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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: Fast, quiet and runs cool. Been working like a champ with no problems. Great product from WD.

Cons: It wasn't buy one get one free?

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  • Stephen B.
  • 3/17/2014 12:58:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCrazy 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 bought this just for storing games. I have an SSD for my boot drive and all of my documents, photos, and videos are saved to a cloud drive. Compared to my regular drive in my old PC, boot up times on my games are maybe half of what they were. Installations are extremely quick as well.

Cons: I have not had any issues with this drive as of yet; however, I have read many reviews about people stating the fail after a couple months due to the higher RPM speed. I will check back and be sure to update my review should I experience such a failure.

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  • Mark B.
  • 3/5/2014 9:55:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM

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: Does what it's designed to do. Not as much as memory as a Caviar Black WD HD but I only used 250g on my other 1 TB HD with all my music and games so no big deal.

Cons: This HD comes formatted and ready to install Windows. First installation of windows went by within 10 minutes. However I had issues with programs not wanting to load, Windows updates not updating, always failing. So I reformatted the HD and now everything works.

Other Thoughts: I don't see much difference between this 10k rpm HD vs the 7k rpm HD's. First time using one of these and I don't see the WOW factor. Perhaps I'm not using it to its full potential?

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  • Michael B.
  • 3/4/2014 6:21:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery 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: This has got to be the fastest drive I've ever had for the money. Loaded Windows before I could ever get out of the seat.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I could have gotten a WD Black and saved money but it was going to be for gaming so I think I made the right choice.

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  • Kenneth L.
  • 3/1/2014 3:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRaptor 500GB

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, Fast and Reliable. Bought 2 on "sale". Used for storage applications where I want fast processing of huge files.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have several of every Raptor model that WD has made and they are all still running with no issues. Too bad the price remains relatively high as SSD's are getting cheaper.

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