Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA600 WD-DHTZ Series
Quick random access times and fast raw reads and writes.
Good sequential read and write.
Good seek performance.
1 TB of storage.
5 year warranty.
Best IOPS weve seen out of a spinning disk to date (non-hybrid).
Awkward middleground between SSD high price and HDD slow speeds.
Expensive; high price per GB ratio
HDDs generally struggle to match the thousands of IOPS capable of modern SSDs.
As good as it is, the VR just can't come close to Solid State.
By FutureLooks on July 31, 2013
– Western Digital 1TB Velociraptor (WD1000DHTZ)The Western Digital 1TB Velociraptor 10K RPM drives are quicker and meaner than any other platter based hard drives available on the SATA interface. They are the F1 of the hard drive market in terms...80
By Funkyfresh on October 31, 2012
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:33 Western Digital’s VelociRaptor has been one of our preferred SATA drives for video editing for many years. This time around Western Digital improved the performance and raised the capacity to 1TB while maintaining...-
By CNET Australia on October 15, 2012
Western Digital's Velociraptor is still the king of mechanical hard drives. But in the face of ever-dropping SSD prices, it finds itself at a time of decreasing...80
By PC Mag on September 28, 2012
The Western Digital VelociRaptor is back in a 1TB version that reclaims the speed crown for spinning media—but it can’t compare to SSDs on the performance...80
By cnet on September 11, 2012
WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ makes an excellent storage solution for housing a large amount of data that's frequently accessed and...80
By Tom's Hardware UK on August 02, 2012
Western Digital recently sent us its latest-generation VelociRaptor, a 1 TB update to what was already the fastest 3.5" disk drive available. Once again, it stymies the mechanical competition with significantly higher performance. Western Digital...-
By Tech ARP on July 30, 2012
The 600 GB Western Digital VelociRaptor was a remarkable piece of HDD technology. It was a major improvement over the original 300 GB VelociRaptor, boasting double of everything - storage capacity, buffer size and even interface speed. That allowed...-
By Atomic MPC on June 25, 2012
Higher capacity, reliability and price tag, but worth...-
By Techgage on June 20, 2012
" pages, coming up with a conclusion of sorts isn't difficult. But it is with the VR 1TB. The reason is that while the drive is in a class of its own, and it is the fastest mechanical drive ever produced, it's not for everyone. It's for...95
By Hardware Canucks on June 17, 2012
Over the last decade or so, Western Digital has made a name for their VelociRaptor line as the premier solution for customers who want to stick with a spindle-based storage solution but want a high level of performance as well. However, the limitation...-