Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB


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Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 64 MB
Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Capacity 1 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 1,953,525,169

Physical Dimensions
Height 1.028 Inches
Depth 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.10 Pounds

Height 26.1 mm
Depth 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 0.50 kg

Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms

Idle Mode 30 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 37 dBA (average)

Temperature (English)
Operating 41° F to 131° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating 5° C to 55° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 5.10 Watts
Idle 4.20 Watts
Standby 1.10 Watts
Sleep 1.10 Watts

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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Reviews Rating: 80 out of 100 based on 1 rating.

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Bjorn3D 8/10 May 04 '12
eTeknix.com  --- Oct 25 '12
eTeknix.com  --- Nov 05 '12
Hardware.Info  --- Apr 18 '12
HardwareCanucks  --- Jun 17 '12
PC Perspective  --- Apr 16 '12
Techgage  --- Jun 20 '12
Techware Labs  --- Apr 24 '12
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Bjorn3D on May 04 '12

"Western Digital has taken the desktop hard drive to the next level with the 1TB VelociRaptor. Armed with 10,000 RPM spindle speed and a higher areal density, this is the fastest hard drive we have..."

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eTeknix.com on Oct 25 '12

"Given the performance and growing capacity of SSDs it is a surprise in some respects that the VelociRaptor is able to put up a good fight. We know that in the pre-SSD era, if you wanted..."

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eTeknix.com on Nov 05 '12

"So to simplify that a little better, if you want SSD speeds but also want the larger hard drive capacity all in one package with the best components on the market, sure you could spend £3000 on..."

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Hardware.Info on Apr 19 '12

"We have seen a number of benchmarks, but as usual it's PCMark 7 that's the best indicator for real-life performance. The Velociraptor 1TB is about 50 percent faster than traditional 1TB hard..."

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HardwareCanucks on Jun 18 '12

"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..."

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