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WD 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive

B&H # WEIDV600 Mfr # WDBACN6000ANC-NRSN
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Product Highlights
  • Internal Drive For Desktop Applications
  • High-Performance Drive Speed: 10,000 RPM
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward
  • NoTouch Reliability
  • Quiet & Cool Operation
  • IcePack Mounting Frame
  • ROHS Compliant Halogen-Free Design

The Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive is truly an animal. Designed for high-performance desktop chassis, the VelociRaptor boasts a drive speed of 10,000 RPM and transfer speeds up to 6 Gb/s. It runs cool and affords a monstrous capacity of 600GB. The VelociRaptor features NoTouch ramp load technology and Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward, which optimizes performance. NoTouch ramp load technology limits wear and tear to the drive. The DATA drive is housed in an IcePack mounting frame with built-in heat sink that dissipates heat and keeps the drive cool. The VelociRaptor is ideal for performance systems, workstations and low-end servers.

SATA Interface
The ultra-fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface speed yields performance fit for demanding desktop applications. It has a rotational speed of 10,000 RPM and a 32 MB cache
Ample Storage
With a 600GB storage capacity for a 3.5" form factor drive, the WD VelociRaptor offers the highest capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video
NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
NoTouch keeps the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear
Cool & Quiet
Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop better ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward
This optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration prone, multi-drive chassis
Environmentally Conscious
In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen free design
Capacity 600GB
Interface / Transfer Rate (Max) SATA (6 Gb/s)
Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM
Cache 32 MB
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C)
Non-operating temperature: −40 to 158°F (−40 to 70°C)
Power Consumption Read / Write: 6.4 W
Power Consumption (idle) 4.3 W
Acoustic Noise Average (performance seek mode): 34 dBA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 1.0 x 5.8" (10.2 x 2.5 x 14.7 cm)
Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
WD 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Western Digital600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (14)
    • Easy to install (12)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Highly compatible (10)
    • Quiet (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (9)
      • Gaming (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (8), Frequent user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (13), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      VERY FAST

      What can I say? I've been very happy with Western Digital Drives for several years. I found them extremely reliable and, so far, is the only drive (manufacture) that has not crashed...Read complete review

      What can I say? I've been very happy with Western Digital Drives for several years. I found them extremely reliable and, so far, is the only drive (manufacture) that has not crashed on me. I moved my video Work files from a standard 7200RPM WD SATAII drive onto this (10kRPM SATAIII). I really didn't expect to see much difference, but wanted the extra space. Wow - my largest video project now loads faster. I'll have to do some benchmarking to get exact figures, but what used to take about 2 minutes (start to ready-to-use) now takes about one minute. My logic tells me it can't. That is to say, 7200RPM vs 10,000RPM doesn't equal that much difference. The difference must be the SATAII to SATAIII controller. Whatever it is, I am really happy. The price was great (for a retail drive) [...] I actually bought another a couple of days later for my Boot Drive, but haven't moved over to it yet. I can't wait to see the difference in Windows Loading.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Bad out of the box

      I purchase because of the speed and company name but that turn out to be the wrong choice.and if your search for review's you will see the bad comments about this product line.

      I purchase because of the speed and company name but that turn out to be the wrong choice.and if your search for review's you will see the bad comments about this product line.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      I Use These Drives In My Dell Servers!!

      By TransParent 57

      from CT

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Database Servers

        Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

        I have converted over three Dell PowerEdge servers that had SATA hard drives in them (smaller capacity and 7200 RPM) to the 600GB WD Velociraptors over a year ago. NO FAILURES AT ALL AND GREATLY IMPROVED OUR SQL DATABASE ACCESS SPEEDS!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Vash the Teckie

        from Tennessee

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

            I use this product as my OS/main program drive as i cannot afford an SSD large enough to suit my needs. This is the fastest HD I have ever owned. I have used it going on the 4th month now since building my new computer and have had no problems. I know some folks have complained about noise, I don't have any issues with noise in my case (Silverstone raven v2-E) I only wish there had been the 1TB model when i bought mine!! Will be getting one of those as my backup.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Velociraptor Heaven

            By 1adkpeaks2

            from Lk George NY

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gaming
              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

              Will spoil you rotten!

              AAA+++

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Top of the Line

              By Rokkhopprr

              from Lk George NY

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • Gaming
              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

              Top Grade Componets Even Better Seller!
              AAA+++ Service

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              As Good As It Gets For Now..

              By Scotty

              from Adrian, MI.

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gaming

                Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                Was running out of room on the 300gb Velociraptor.

                The flaky Marvelle 9128 controller on my Asus Sabertooth X58 prevent getting top speed out of it but is still noticably faster then the one replaced on the Intel controller.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                600GB WD VelociRaptor

                By sksguy12

                from mckeesport pa

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                had this hard drive for 1.5 mon ran flawlessly then when my power went out hard drive failed, coincidence? don't know. western digital took my drive back and sent me a new one that has been working fine ever since for the last month since my computer is running 24/7.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Fast & reliable (both of them)

                By backwoods mister

                from Parker, CO

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cheaper than SSD
                • Comparable speed to SSD
                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None yet

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia
                • Video Audio

                Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                I already owned 1 of these drives for about a year now. Fast & reliable always, not a hitch.

                I replaced a SSD with the 600 GB Velociraptor & couldn't be happier. I have noticed no difference in speed & for the price, I got a ton more storage.

                I use the drive for pro audio apps, recording hi-res audio out of Logic9, mainly. 8 core MacPro & 2 Veloci's, this system runs great!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Good Gaming Hard Drive

                By avib101

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                    Its best feature is that it comes with a built in heatsink and fits in a standard 5.25" bay.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Speed and Capacity

                    By lewisdt

                    from Yokosuka, Japan. Yokosuka Naval Base

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                      Great speeed and a fraction of the cost of SSD's. I have two setup in RAID 0 and I have no complaints.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great HardDrives

                      By CRNV88

                      from Houston, TX.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dependable
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                          Received the drives, installed them and they worked right out of the box. Extremely fast. I use these for my OS and some data. I have other drives of 1TB and 2TB that most of my data is stored on.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great product with blazing speed!

                          By Randir

                          from Mauritius

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                              I use it as the primary disk with OS installed on it. It makes a great difference compared to the regular 7200rpm previous disk. The whole system rushes to provide what I want. It runs silently.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Fastest workhorse in the business

                              By DSPHOTODESIGN

                              from Exeter, NH

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • High-End Multimedia

                                Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                I have used raptor drives for over 5 years. I have never had a failure, or even some much as a hiccup. They are fast, reliable, and smooth. I trust all my photography data with these drives.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                Fine drive but no faster than 15K U320

                                By paularthur

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                  Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                  Primary OS and Apps

                                  Good price/performance compared to Cheetah SCSI U320 300GB drive.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Drives

                                  By Adam

                                  from Eugene

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming

                                    Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                    I have really liked every WD raptor drive I have gotten. They are reliable and have good performance for the price. This is an app/swap partition drive to keep the swap of the SSD.- B&H had the best price when I was shopping around and they have google checkout. [...]

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Bad out of the box

                                    By mrwiz2rd9

                                    from Lancaster ,CA

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow
                                    • Unreliable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • High-End Multimedia

                                    Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                    I purchase because of the speed and company name but that turn out to be the wrong choice.and if your search for review's you will see the bad comments about this product line.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    VERY FAST

                                    By CrunchyTheCrab

                                    from Placentia, CA

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Multimedia

                                      Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                      What can I say? I've been very happy with Western Digital Drives for several years. I found them extremely reliable and, so far, is the only drive (manufacture) that has not crashed on me. I moved my video Work files from a standard 7200RPM WD SATAII drive onto this (10kRPM SATAIII). I really didn't expect to see much difference, but wanted the extra space. Wow - my largest video project now loads faster. I'll have to do some benchmarking to get exact figures, but what used to take about 2 minutes (start to ready-to-use) now takes about one minute. My logic tells me it can't. That is to say, 7200RPM vs 10,000RPM doesn't equal that much difference. The difference must be the SATAII to SATAIII controller. Whatever it is, I am really happy. The price was great (for a retail drive) [...] I actually bought another a couple of days later for my Boot Drive, but haven't moved over to it yet. I can't wait to see the difference in Windows Loading.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Hard Drive

                                      By Big EZ

                                      from California

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Fast
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Gaming
                                        • High-End Multimedia

                                        Comments about Western Digital 600GB WD 3.5" VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drive:

                                        I prefer using this HD over the new SSD. I feel they are more reliable then the SSD type of HD. The read and write sppeds are awesome.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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