In this review we have thoroughly explored the new hard disk that Western Digital targets at computer enthusiasts, the people who want to have the most advanced and fastest components in their systems. It’s none of my business whether they actually need that speed. My goal was to see how well the Raptor X suits the market niche WD is promoting it into.
And here’s my verdict – by all 100 percent and more! Each and every of our tests shows that the Raptor X is sharpened for work in a single-user environment in which it really looks much better than its closest opponents. Yes, it didn’t have too many opponents in this review, but not because I was too lazy to test them. I just wanted to save the reputation of the companies who don’t yet have products similar to WD’s Raptor! :)
WD’s decision to personalize the drive by opening to the user’s eyes the hitherto secret part of it is a very lucky one. The transparent window makes the drive memorable, a gem in the showcase of any computer shop. So I have no doubts about the commercial success of the Raptor X – you can’t stop getting the best after you’ve tasted it.
P.S. And yet I would very much like to get a server-oriented version of the new Raptor.