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Much more reasonably priced than SSD.
Fast read speeds and very fast write speeds.
Impressive capacity for such a speedy drive.
SATA 3 speeds are barely faster than SATA 2.
Sequential read speeds still almost half of SSD.
Value proposition is not strong enough.
Slower than some budget SSDs at booting Windows.
Expensive compared with Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive.
By Tbreak.com on December 13, 2010
Back in the day, ok, about 2 years ago, when everybody was stuck with 7,400 RPM hard drives in their PCs, it was Western Digital who rocked the market with their first VelociRaptor SATA hard drives running at 10,000 RPM with 32MB cache. While...
By Motherboards.org on November 18, 2010
This a video...
By Overclock3D on November 02, 2010
The "which drive" conflict has raged for a long time. The self-same people who thought the original VelociRaptor was too expensive for the tiny capacity then moved on to complaining how Solid State Drives are too expensive for their tiny capacity.As...
By ITP.net on November 01, 2010
Our WD6000HLHX drive is the latest update and brings the maximum capacity up to 600GB. (Its predecessor topped out at 300GB.)Retailing for US $329 or $0.55 per gigabyte the VelociRaptor is an expensive buy. WD's own 7200rpm 1TB Black Edition drive...
By Bright Side of News on October 07, 2010
The Western Digital Velociraptor is the fastest hard drive we have currently reviewed and it still proves that in many cases, hard drives are still faster than SSDs and the ever increasing size of SSDs still has not matched that capabilities and...
By TechwareLabs on September 26, 2010
After taking a look at all these benchmarks we come to a single question: Is the hefty price tag of $260 really worth the gains? This depends on what exactly you are looking for. SSDs will offer better performance, but at the $260 getting a good one...
By Bit-tech.net on August 23, 2010
You’ll notice during our performance analysis that we’ve specifically not compared the VelociRaptor to an SSD, and this is because, while they're both forms of high-performance storage, we don’t feel the two can be fairly compared....
By Tech ARP on July 28, 2010
The original Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB was a much-vaunted breakthrough in hard drive technology. Its combination of two high-density platters in a small form factor and a super-fast spindle speed not only delivered blistering seek times,...
By PCWorld New Zealand on July 26, 2010
Face it, it’s hard to get excited over hard drives. That is, until one becomes the bottleneck in your video-streaming server or gaming machine. I’m always subjected to far longer load-screens than I’d like; while I’d love to go...
By Atomic MPC on July 19, 2010
Huge storage space, very nice performance, only $0.72 per usable...
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