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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 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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  • Michael J.
  • 12/3/2014 3:59:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRAPTOR

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -10,000 RPMs
-FAST hard drive
-good price for drive

Cons: -not as fast a ssd but that is not possible

Other Thoughts: just ordered a full 500gig ssd to replace this drive

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2014 5:19:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very good HDD so far I have 4 and plan to purchase more, despite comments on how loud this are they do make a VERY faint clicking noise when active, but so far quiet and run about 5-10+c cooler (under load) then my Seagate’s and about 5c+/- cooler then my pre-WD Hitachi HDD’s

Cons: Not at all a WD fan, in fact it took years to trust another WD HDD drive. All prior WD HDD’s failed within a year or so and the ones that have yet to fail make noises that you need ear plugs for (no joking) I don’t even use them for anything important due to they can fail at any moment.

Other Thoughts: I have been a fan of IBM/Hitachi HDD’s since 2000ish tried Seagate’s and after 2005ish Seagate’s have been horrible in reliability, my old IDE/SATA IBM/Hitachi’s still work awesome ( I am very abusive to HDD’s), but need faster HDDs, so I tried one of these 250gig HDD’s and have yet to look back.
I run 1 as my C: drive for my file server and 3 in RAID 0 in my game rig as my D: (game drive) I placed my largest game (Aion 40gig) on my Neutron 256gig SSD (very fast, solid, steady SSD, R/W 500ish/430ish) and my RAID 0 loads just as fast. Game load time (RAID 40sec/ SSD 45sec average.)
WD velociraptor 250gig x3 RAID 0 r/w @ 100mb test, R/W = 500+/400+ Seq on crystalmark (SATA2)
WD velociraptor 250gig x3 RAID 0 r/w @ 100mb test SMOKES the SSD, R/W = 1k+/500+ Seq on crystalmark (SATA3)
The RAID is in my Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced (vey open, quite, vented tower) I can hardy hear these 3 drives unless under heavy load which is barely audible

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  • Jordan J.
  • 11/7/2014 6:30:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Super fast when in RAID 0. I have a SSD boot drive and use 2 of these for installing programs and games. They have been running about 8-14hrs a day sense 10/16/2012 without issues using the on board controller on my ASRock Z77 Extreme4 MB.

Cons: storage space. this is my own fault so i didnt knock off an egg. I went from having 2x 1T HD black in raid 0 to 2 of these in raid 0... going from ~2T storage to ~500GB feels... cramped.. its to the point where im installing games on my backup drive... I require more storage..

Other Thoughts: ~2 Years of High school comptia training
~4 years of self-taught hardware nerdism (cold cathodes to custom cooling)
~1.5 years of Restaurant IT work

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  • Ariel M.
  • 10/31/2014 5:04:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWD Raptor Fast

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast read and write speeds, decent capacity for the price. Have them in a raid 0 configuration. After a few months computer starting to show the Blue screen after diagnosing every component finally got to the drives.

Cons: U-N-R-E-L-I-A-B-L-E this is the 2nd set of Raptors that I go through with minimum computer use. May be is this particular model, but that is unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: Will try SSD now may be I have better luck !!!

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  • Kregg M.
  • 5/21/2014 6:12:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoving it

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Performance, Performance and...Yes, Performance.

Cons: Hmmm...Have to back to you when I can find one.

Other Thoughts: Fastest HDD's money can buy with WD dependability. I have a WD Black 2TB in my PC and this thing smokes it. Using the Raptor in my home server build for the OS with 4 WD Red 2TB HDD's in RAID.

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  • Tri N.
  • 4/10/2014 7:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsfast easy

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: use these in raid 0 for my games
quick and easy
very good performance and reliability compare to ssds

Cons: not as fast as ssd

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  • Bart S.
  • 4/1/2014 11:14:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I have had this drive for well over a year now. Fast boot time on Windows 7. Very quiet! Loved it so much I decided to buy a second one to host the OS of my Linux server. No issues with the second one so far. Fast boot time on the Server as well. Improved Samba read/write times over the network.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Every once in a while I can hear it spin up.

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  • EC H.
  • 3/28/2014 2:20:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works Well. Faster than my older drive.

Cons: Had to use western digitals software to clone my drive becuase of the 4k format.

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  • william C.
  • 3/25/2014 2:26:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat hd

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: as allways runs fast

Cons: na

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  • GRANT G.
  • 2/4/2014 8:21:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIts not terrible.

This review is from: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD2500HHTZ 250GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Its fast. (ish)
Cool. (temp)
Aesthetically nice.

Cons: Loud. Like I don't even know. Its just loud and "clackly".

Other Thoughts: Its working and probably wasn't the right drive for me but I got it on sale for $60.

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