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WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD

B&H # WEWD1000DHTZ Mfr # WD1000DHTZ
You Pay: $196.86
Product Highlights
  • Internal HDD for Desktop Computers
  • 1 TB, 10,000 RPM
  • 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host Data Transfer
  • 200 MB/s Sustained Data Transfer
  • Quiet and Cool Chassis Architecture
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology

The WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD is a powerful new internal SATA drive that boasts a very fast 10,000 RPM cycle, and 6 Gb/s transfer rate, along with a very generous 64MB cache.

With today's high-performance PC chassis running at high temps, it's good to know that the high-capacity of this drive is protected by a 3.5-inch WD backplane-ready enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink. Another heat-channeling feature is the cool operating temps, made possible by the unit's ability to consume less idle power, while keeping the VelociRaptor line's trademark low active power benchmark.

There's also the No Touch Ramp Load feature, which ensures that the recording head never touches the physical disk media, keeping it safe when stabilized in the computer, or in the event that you have to move the drive.

High speed and the guarantee of protected power will keep this VelociRaptor line from going extinct for ages.

Speed and Power
It doesn't get much faster than a 10,000 RPM spin and a SATA 6Gb/s transfer rate with a 64 MB cache.
High Capacity
Even the highest end graphics and video have room to spare on this 1TB drive.
Ultra-Cool Operation
Consumes less idle power and uses low active power while doubling the capacity of previous WD VelociRaptor drives.
Advanced Format (AF)
AF Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.
IcePack Mounting Frame
The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful drive cool when installed in a high-performance desktop chassis.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
The recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Think Green
In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen free design.
Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
Ensures reliability for applications that perform repetitive read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Drive Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer 64 MB
Sustained Transfer Rate 200 MB/s
General
System Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Temperature
Operating: 41 - 131°F / 5 - 55°C
Non-operating: -40 - 158°F / -40 - 70°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.03 x 5.79 x 4.00" / 26.1 x 147 x 101.6 mm
Weight 1.10 lbs / 0.50 kg
WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD
  • Manual
  • 5 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (6)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Easy to install (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • High-end multimedia (5)
    • File transfer (4)
    • Photo storage (3)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Heavy duty user (5), Power user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5), Personal (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (3)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD

    By Tony

    from Northern Illinois

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • File Transfer
    • Video

    Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

    I needed a quiet hard drive with fairly quick transfer rates. As I own 4 of velociraptors in the 300MB size and never had an issue I went for the 1TB version for my new HTPC build in the living room. Although the velociraptor is likely overkill, I had a bad experience with a 4TB drive that was totally unreliable and noisy in that application. The noisy drive goes away and now my HTPC is totally quiet. The best part was the no hassles B&H purchasing process.

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

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    5.0

    Ridiculously Fast

    By Amudgarden

    from Phoenix, MD

    About Me Power user

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

      I dropped six of these into a Pegasus R6 to use as a primary backup for all of my photographs. Set to RAID 0 over Thunderbolt, it gets read and write speeds around 600MB/sec. It is the ideal setup for use as a backup drive to which you regularly transfer large amounts of data to. I've had these drives in the R6 for over a year, and haven't had a single issue with them. They are quiet and worry-free. Best HDD I've ever used.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Fast but pricey

      By Mtb Photog

      from Casa Grande, AZ

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

        I needed a fast hard drive and this does the job.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HD

        By Mangyan

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • File Transfer

            Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

            I have purchased several items from B&H so am not surprised this latest transaction went smoothly. I installed my new VelociRaptor HD immediately to replace a Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 rpm HD. I am using it as main HD to store my User Files because I am using a Samsung 830 SSD for my System. I have noticed a significant speed increase. What is great about it is that it runs cooler than other hard drives that I have used before. Most important, it is quiet unlike what other reviewers have experienced.

            So far I cannot say anything negative about this HD.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Good product.

            By Albert

            from Irvine, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

              Works well.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Incredible Performance!

              By Mark

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

              I purchased two of these to use in a striped array. Reads and writes of large files are just as fast as an SSD with this setup, but with far more storage space. Of course it isn't as fast for small read/writes and IOPS, but it's great for moving data. I work with a lot of large files, so these drives are great. This is the fastest hard drive I have ever tested.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Fast with good warranty

              By PCS

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                I bought this becuase a client wanted a 1TB. Reviews for other drives were mixed to poor. Reviews of this dive were better. Lets hope it last. Longer warranty is nice.

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                5.0

                I wish I had a closet full of these.

                By araz

                from Burbank, CA

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Multimedia

                  Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                  I use the 1 TB VelociRaptor HDD in a music production PC (an Intel Workstation Server Board and Case) at our studio. This HDD solved my Disk Cache Overload problems.

                  The build is great. A solid piece of work--2.5" drive embedded in its own heat sink, making it a 3.5" drive. The drive felt cool to the touch when installing it--I haven't touched it during use =/

                  I put hard drives through a lot of work in our studio--recording, reading, recalling, deleting, and real-time processing of big audio files. It's a bit too soon to say whether or not this thing will last, but I really only have a positive outlook due to its current performance.
                  Honestly, the cache and speed should be enough for anyone to want to give these a try. I will probably match this with another one to start the RAID 1 setup.

                  Note: in the Pros below, I couldn't check off the "Quiet" item due to the PC sound overbearing any sound I'd hear from the HDD. I'm not going to be able to tell unless I disable the server case fans.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Fast Hard drive with a lot of space

                  By MRI

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • A Lot Of Space

                  Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                  Fast Hard drive with a lot of space

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Delivers as promissed

                  By FreyArt

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                    It's a fast, quiet hard drive that was easy to install. What more need I say.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    A Fine Fast Quiet and Reliable Drive

                    By Rick

                    from Lancaster, PA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about WD 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                    While I'd admit they have their uses, I've yet to jump on the Solid State Hard Drive band wagon. Having yet to have a problem with the dozen or so Western Digital hard drives I've purchased over the years, I've come to prefer Western Digitalproducts. For my most recent build I went with two of their 1 TB VelociRaptor's. They may be the finest drives I've owned to date. For mechanical drives they are as fast as you can get for their capacity. They run cool and quiet at 10,000 rpm. From a real world perspective, large photo files are displayed in a heartbeat and video files load and run smoothly without hiccups from beginning to end. Reliability-wise, for those shy about buying 10,000 rpm drives, Western Digital puts their money where their mouth is by backing up these drives with a 5 year guarantee.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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