Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Hardware Canucks have reviewed the high performance Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive, which features a 10,000RPM rotational speed, large 64MB cache, read/write speeds of 200MB/s, 1.4 million hours MTBF, five year warranty, and $319 MSRP.
Let's see what they had to say:
"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 of these once bleeding edge drives was one that SSD users should be all too familiar with: capacity. This new 1TB version goes a long way towards rectifying that situation without sacrificing the very things which made the VelociRaptor series a marquee brand.
The VelociRaptor 1TB is one hell of a drive. Western Digital has successfully combined high performance and large capacity into a product that may be geared towards enthusiasts but also provides a surprising amount of value. There may be larger HDDs and quicker SSDs but currently, there is no other storage solution that so effectively bridges the gap between these two extremes."
Although pricey, this is clearly the fastest consumer hard drive on the market. It may not match the performance of most budget SSDs, but it does offer a very attractive mix of performance and storage space.
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