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WD 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD

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Expected availability: September 30 2014
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Product Highlights
  • Internal HDD for Desktop Computers
  • 1TB, 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 1TB 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.
Capacity 1 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity 1,953,525,168 user sectors per drive
Advanced Format (AF) Yes
SATA Latching Connector Yes
Form Factor 3.5"
RoHS Compliant Yes
Performance
Data Transfer Rate Buffer to Host: 6 Gb/s (max.)
Host to/from Drive: 200 MB/s (sustained)
Cache 64 MB
Rotational Speed 10,000 rpm
Average Drive Ready Time 8 seconds
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Non-Recoverable Read Errors Per Bits Read <10 in 1016
Power Management
Power Supply 12 VDC; 1.8 A (max.)
Power Requirements Random Read/Write: 5.1 W (average)
Sequential Read/Write: 5.8 W (average)
Idle: 4.2 W (average)
Standby and Sleep: 1.1 W (average)
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature 5 to 55°C
Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 70°C
Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30 Gs
Operating (2 ms, read): 65 Gs
Non-Operating (2 ms): 300 Gs
Acoustics Idle Mode: 30 dBA6 (average)
Performance Seek Mode: 37 dBA6 (average)
Physical
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.787 x 4.00 x 1.028" / 147.0 x 101.6 x 26.1 mm
Weight 1.10 lb / 0.50 kg
WD 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD
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  • 5 - Year Limited Warranty
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    WD1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (8)
    • Quiet (6)
    • Large capacity / good size (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Easy to install (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • File transfer (5)
    • High-end multimedia (5)
    • Video (5)
    • Photo storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7), Heavy duty user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (5), Mac (3)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By LR

    from TN

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • File Transfer

      Comments about WD 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

      Cloned my boot up hard drive to add space and speed. Replaced the Seagate 5400rpm 750 gb with the 1TB WD Velocitiraptor. Cut my boot up speed in half running an Intel i7 940@2.9GHz with 12gb of memory.

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

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      5.0

      Fasted Available in this price range

      By smithfit

      from New york, NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Fast
      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about WD 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

        A great solid hard drive, fast at 10,000RPM, with great transfer rates of 6 gb/s. With that said it isn't an SSD so things are slower, but for the price range it can be beat. Also the cooling on it is pretty great.

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

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        5.0

        Great Drive

        By Chip

        from Maryland

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about WD 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

          I have several of these drives and really like them. They are fast and I am really glad that they now have a 1TB option.

          Great for VM's.

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

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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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD:

                    Works well.

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

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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 1TB 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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