Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA600 WD-DHTZ Series

  • Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA600 WD-DHTZ Series
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Based on 17 scores, 50 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Quick random access times and fast raw reads and writes.
  • Good sequential read and write.
  • Good seek performance.

Cons:

  • Awkward middleground between SSD high price and HDD slow speeds.
  • Expensive; high price per GB ratio

Expert reviews and ratings

By uk.hardware.info on -

Most of our avid readers of course have at least one SSD in their desktop and laptop, but for large volume storage you're still relegated to conventional hard disks. It's almost become a negative connotation - 'conventional' - and it really doesn't do...

By FutureLooks on 80

– 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 of...

By uk.hardware.info on -

SSDs are of course the hippest and fastest form of storage, but if you want lots of storage capacity without breaking the bank, you're still relegated to the familiar realm of the hard disk. There's still some choice out there in this category, and...

By hardwarebbq.com on 77

The noise during the time when you access the drive for reading and writing. It doesn't sound...

By Funkyfresh on -

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 low...

By CNET Australia on 80

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...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By cnet on 80

WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ makes an excellent storage solution for housing a large amount of data that's frequently accessed and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

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 -

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 -

Higher capacity, reliability and price tag, but worth...

By Techgage on 95

" 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 those who...

By Hardware Canucks on -

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...

By Maximum PC on 80

Western Digital releases a new Raptor drive every couple of years, and each time the performance and capacity increase while the price for the highest-capacity model stays around $300. This year’s iteration finally breaks 1TB, but the VelociRaptor...

By TechRadar on 80

Thinking of upgrading your hard drive? No doubt you've got your eye on one of those funky little SSDs everyone's talking about, haven't you? Just before you head over to your favourite online emporium, bear this in mind: Western Digital has refreshed its...

By Real World Labs on -

While the Raptor cannot achieve the performance of a Solid State Drive it is still one fast drive. The capacity is a real plus that many are looking for. As previously mentioned a similar sized Solid State Drive of a 1TB capacity will set you back at...

By bjorn3d.com on 80

It is interesting to see Western Digital give the VelociRaptor another boost and release the new drive given the fact that the enthusiasts storage has shifted toward SSD. There is no question that the VelociRaptor is the fastest desktop hard drive...

By TechwareLabs on -

First, I hope you haven’t read through this review and deduced that the WD1000DHTZ drive as a failure…as that is surely not the case. To be fair, we weren’t comparing apples to apples in this review as no HDD will ever directly compete with an SSD....

By uk.hardware.info on -

We have seen a number of benchmarks, but as usual it's PCMark 7 that's the best indicator for real-life performance. The Velociraptor 1TB is about 50 percent faster than traditional 1TB hard drives, and about 50 percent slower than an SSD. Whether this...

By HotHardware on -

The new WD VelociRaptor 1TB is the fastest consumer-class hard drive we have tested to date. Versus the previous generation VelociRaptor 600GB drive, the new 1TB model comes out ahead virtually across the board, especially in terms of write...