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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Enterprise 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
  • $176.99 
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)


This little thing kicks bu!t (seriously guys? that was a 4 letter word?). I use it primarily for my OS in a 4 HD tower. By combining this with a memory upgrade I basically got a new computer for 1/3 the cost. I see the 500 is out and the 600 is in, so this review probably wont reach many. I plan on switching out all my drives one at a time when on sale.


Some here mention the noise. You can hear it doing its job but that's not a con to me, I love that grinding sound its old school.

Other Thoughts:

expensive, but what isn't? This is where Newegg comes in with the clutch move on free (aka included in the price) to low cost shipping. I check a lot of places before every purchase and rarely can another store beat Newegg.

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