UNBOXING WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB HARD DRIVE

REVEALING AND UNLEASHING THE POWER OF 10, 000 RPM MECHANICAL HARD DRIVE OF WESTERN DIGITAL WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB.
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)


WD VelociRaptor Overview:
Good news for techie folks, video editors, gamers, audio and music enthusiast and also to IT / creative professionals, are you bored or not satisfied on your current Desktop/Workstation HDD? Then maybe this helps all your worries, featuring the Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 1 TB, the high-performance and fastest mechanical HDD in the market.
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE
The WD VelociRaptor delivers unmatched of performance, capacity and reliability, which makes it still the undefeated and ultimate drive for power users. It is designed for high-performance PCs, Mac® computers and professional workstations that require a balance of high performance and capacity. Word has it that the WD VelociRaptor will also come in capacities of 500 GB and 250 GB.

This is perfect storage media that use write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files. What makes it stands out on other drives, is its ultra-cool operation, making it consume less idle power, but uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering greater capacity and performance. The WD Velociraptor also comes with a halogen-free design, making this generation of WD hard drive environment-friendly.

WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE
The WD VelociRaptor is a 2.5-inch hard drive comes with IcePack™ non-removable enclosure that keeps the hard drive extra cool for high-performance and extensive usage of the unit. That makes it a 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that perfectly fit on 3.5-inch hard disk drive bay.

WD VelociRaptor Review and Benchmarks:
While SSD is still in minimum of storage capacity and the prices were expensive, and other HDD with 7200 RPM which were less expensive and has larger capacity, the WD VelociRaptor has surprising speed and power performance perfect for professionals. Although the price between a HDD with 7200 RPM has a big difference, the good point of WD VelociRaptor is the total performance plus capacity to able to catch the public demands. One of my colleague test the unit of WD VelociRaptor 1TB, and he was surprise on how it reacts on his demand on his work video editing.

“I have many things to consider on handling my files, first is the speed and the time to finish my work, but I also need more storage space as I bulk up my files on the HDD. With WD VelociRaptor, it solves my worries.” – Ronnie, Video Editor and Music Enthusiast

Overall Performance: 95%
Integrity, Design and Quality: 96%
Features and Specifications: 95%
Worth to Buy: 90%

Overall Rating:  94%

HD TUNE BENCHMARK
Read Speed (Higher is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 220.90
Other HDD – 202.10
Write Speed (Higher is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 215.80
Other HDD – 198.10
Read Access (Lower is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 7.20
Other HDD – 13.15
Write Access (Lower is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 8.9
Other HDD – 15.20

CRYSTAL DISK MARK BENCHMARK
Read Speed (Higher is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 216
Other HDD – 197
Write Speed (Higher is Better):
WD VelociRaptor 1TB – 212
Other HDD – 194

WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE

WD VelociRaptor Features:
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE
Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing.
With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. In addition, these drives feature a 5-year limited warranty.
State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling.

WD VelociRaptor Specifications:
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB DESKTOP HARD DRIVE

Model # Interface Form Factor RPM Capacity Cache
WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 3.5 inch 10,000 1TB 64 MB
WD5000HHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 3.5 inch 10,000 500GB 64 MB
WD2500HTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 3.5 inch 10,000 250GB 64 MB

Philippine Market SRP:
Philippine Market Prices of WD VelociRaptor:
WD VelociRaptor 1 TB is Php 13, 795.00
WD VelociRaptor 500 GB is Php 9, 295.00
WD VelociRaptor 250 GB version is Php 7, 195.00

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REVIEW AND BENCHMARK FEATURES SPECIFICATIONS

(Note: Western Digital Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)

Cheers! :D

Related Links / Articles / Entries / References / Sources :
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 1 TB HARD DRIVE – Gallery Images Pictures by Jcyberinux
Western Digital Official Site
Western Digital Official Site – Desktop/Workstation Hard Drives
Western Digital Official Site – Desktop/Workstation Hard Drives – WD VelociRaptor
Western Digital Official Site – Download Support – WD VelociRaptor

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3 comments

  1. rickv says:

    how fast compared to lastest ssd? much better or same?

    • rjdreyes@-8045 says:

      there are cons and pros in ssd vs velociraptor, as i mention before ssd is more expensive and than velociraptor. because the large capacity of ssd available in the market is still 120GB (if im correct) compared on velociraptor has 1TB. but there are cons and pros with this two. ssd expensive, less large capacity compared to velociraptor, but has fast loading on programs and applications. while on velociraptor it gives you large capacity, little expensive, and also has a high performance on read/write but not as fast like ssd.

  2. renz says:

    7200 rpm vs 10000 rpm… wow that’s a huge difference. :)