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WD 500GB VelociRaptor SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 10K 3.5" Hard Drive

5.0*
WD 500GB VelociRaptor SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 10K 3.5" Hard Drive

Quicklinx: 81ZKWS00
Mfr#: WD5000HHTZ
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Discontinued

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Description

WD VelociRaptor hard drive delivers maximum speed and reliability for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 rpm spin speed, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a 32 MB cache, this drive is truly an evolution in performance.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Buffer Size
64 MB
Spindle Speed
10000 rpm
Features
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF), Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL), IcePack mounting frame, NoTouch ramp load technology, Advanced Format technology , S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight
499 g
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size
64 MB
Features
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF), Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL), IcePack mounting frame, NoTouch ramp load technology, Advanced Format technology , S.M.A.R.T.
Width
10.2 cm
Depth
14.7 cm
Height
2.6 cm
Weight
499 g

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
200 MBps
Spindle Speed
10000 rpm

Reliability

Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^16
Start / Stop Cycles
600,000

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays
1 x 3.5" x 1/3H - internal

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards
RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
55 °C
Shock Tolerance
65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 300 g @ 2ms (non-operating)

Resources

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Customer reviews

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Great Drive
Reviewed by Niki . Review Posted 30/11/2012

A good compromise; fast, long life, with lots of storage space. Very well worth the money. The drives are quiet and lack the high pitched noise that older drives used to make, but it is still not as quiet as a 7200rpm drive. If noise is a consideration then you need a rubber mounting kit such as the one made by Skythe - Hard Disk Stabilizer II. That just about eliminates all the HDD noise.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Fast, cool & fairly quiet
Reviewed by Robert Davies. Review Posted 12/06/2012

Great niche drive for cache/DataBase (& rapid imaging of an SSD), it really has some grunt, for write mostly application. Noticeably sped up texture loads. Drive boots Linux in SSD like times (Sandforce SSD is prone to troubles with the chipset).

The seeking is audible (passively cooled graphics card used) but not annoyingly loud. Despite high spin speed, it remains cool (32C or so).

Top performing HDD, where hyrbrid or SSD drive less suitable.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 3*
 

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