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First Look: Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Disk Drive

Started by: Black Jacque | Date 07/22/08 05:01:49 PM
Comments: 30 | Last Comment:  12/16/15 10:28:18 PM

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What no power usage to go along with noise and thermal. That's leaving out one of the big three environment metrics.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/22/08 05:01:49 PM]

First look ?

Another rubbish article
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 02:30:55 AM]
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Its kind of late.. 3 months to be exact ^^
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 06:42:15 AM]
That's what I was thinking. WTF?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 07:44:55 AM]
xbit sucks ,legacy reviews
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 12:45:41 PM]

1.5TB hdds announced for August. And aren't SSDs even quicker, albeit smaller capacity for the price?
Yet a nice hdd. Two small corrections: "more optimal" and 'noise from coolers absorbs the hdd noise'.
What I'd like is an article comparing top platter capacity single platter drives from all major brands. And a noise rank as well.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 03:40:26 AM]
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For a noise rank, you'll find no better place than If you need more performance evaluations, you've got a plenty to choose from - anandtech, techreport, etc., etc. As already stated, you won't find any surprises, though - the VelociRaptor is simply the fastest mechanical drive today, consumes power on par with a CaviarGP, and can be dead silent, if installed properly.

And yes, if you can fit in 64GB, a SSD will also do the job - it will give you comparable real-life performance for about 3x the price (and ~1/5 of the size).
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 04:06:59 AM]

Where can I find this HAB benchmark for download?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/08 07:44:23 AM]

High performance disk capacity should be somewhere in 64-128GB to hold few OSes apps and games. The rest can sit on large capacity, but slower disks.
From my personal experience with SATA, SCSI single or raid configurations, there is no HDD to compare with good SSD.
For 300USD you can buy high performance 64GB SSD and 500GB HDD.
this combination will give you much more performance and storage capacity then single velociraptor.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/24/08 08:26:13 AM]

i would like to see a comparison to the compatition
0 0 [Posted by: XByte  | Date: 08/06/08 05:53:27 AM]

In actual real world use, I can't tell much difference in this drive or the WD 6400AAKS or a 150 Gig Raptor or a Hitachi 1 TB drive.
0 0 [Posted by: johngalt47  | Date: 08/24/08 05:09:44 AM]

Be careful if you use server racks. The WD3000GLFS does not fit!You need the WD3000HLFS which can take place in a 19" server HDD slot...
0 0 [Posted by: sdussart  | Date: 08/26/08 08:03:01 AM]


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