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Western Digital Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 10000 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - WD6000HLHX

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Size: 600 GB

The PC enthusiasts favorite 10,000 RPM hard drive is still the fastest, most dangerous carnivore around - now with an ultra-fast 32 MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface and twice the capacity of previous generations. Killer speed - SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache enhance the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation. Monstrous capacity - WD VelociRaptor SATA drives are available in capacities up to 600 GB, double the capacity of the previous generation. Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering double the capacity and higher performance. IcePack mounting frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit. Environmentally conscious - In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design. 5-year limited warranty

Product Details

Size: 600 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B003FW9T0M
  • Item model number: WD6000HLHX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. Roberts on December 7, 2010
Size: 600 GB Verified Purchase
I bought this to try an idea I had, running a virtual machine from an external esata drive. My lenovo has a 128gb SSD drive, too small for a decent virtual setup, so I needed something external that was powerful and fast. I have been using WD Raptors in an old server for years with excellent results. So when I saw the Velociraptor and the great price on amazon I bought it to see. A great call, the performance is excellent, and it runs my VMs as if they were internal drives. Highly recommend this drive for whatever your needs are, has excellent speed and is very quiet.
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41 of 50 people found the following review helpful By USrower on May 2, 2011
Size: 600 GB Verified Purchase
i just finished building my first computer (self taught)and i decided to add another hard drive so i got this one. this hard drive is fast and the main reason i got this drive is for video games which will allow the games to load faster. i only ran into one problem with this product (this is most likely because im still a noob). after i installed the cables and after my computer automatically installed a driver for the hard drive, i was unable to use/see the hard drive when i click on "my computer". after some research through the web this is what i found that helped me.

Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press R to bring up the Run window.
Type compmgmt.msc and click OK.
In the Computer Management window, click on Disk Management.
Look for the new drive in the right hand pane (it should be listed below your C: drive).
Right click anywhere on the disk and choose New Simple Volume.
Click Next.
Keep the default size setting, which will use the whole disk, and click Next.
Choose to Format the drive with the NTFS file system and use a drive letter.
Finish the wizard and allow the format to complete.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Edward H Leon on September 2, 2011
Size: 600 GB Verified Purchase
I spent 10 years working as a System Engineer for a storage vendor. We sold performance, features and reliability.

Background issues
Before my purchase, I had a Windows 7 system that took 6min 8secs to boot. And this is with a defragmented disk drive. My system is configured with 6GB of memory, a Maxtor 320GB 7200 rpm hard disk and an Intel i7 CPU. I had two major problems with this system - the aforementioned start-up time and an annoyingly slow application start-up. The fact that when waking up from sleep mode the system would still need to be re-booted due to OS problems meant I did frequent boots. I was sure after reviewing performance reports that I needed faster storage.

In the past, this system was configured with a 120GB OCZ Vertex SSD (from 6/09 1/10) but it was unreliable and not earth shattering in GB capacity. However, it booted in little less than two minutes. The manufacturer said I should re-install Windows 7 after I experienced intolerable SSD driver issues. This was an effort I could not afford. Also, I didn't trust the manufacturer's solution. So the SSD now sits in my desk drawer.

Considered
SSD and VelociRaptor. Obviously, SSDs are expensive. Even the recently announced crop of SSDs are still pricey. According to the online reviewers, they have reliability issues - and that includes Intel's. SSD performance is probably not an issue for most applications I use. However, I do movie editing and THIS may be a problem for SSDs - large sequential reads and writes. For the time I used my 120GB SSD, HD 1080p movies were choppy. In fact,the Maxtor hard disk also exhibited choppy movie editing.

Solution
The VelociRaptor is terrific. It exceeded my expectations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jean on April 13, 2012
Size: 600 GB
I have a gaming AMD pc with 6 of these drives in raid 0
The read and write speeds are amazing 3ms seek time for a 2.5 sata 3 drive amazing.
These drives do not get hot and not really warm either. Western digital made major improvements to these drives when they went to 2.5 inch for 10,000 RPM drive they are almost silent in my corsair obsiden 800D case.

I always hear from people that a $500 SSD drive is faster then going raptor however time and time again I see SSD drives die or firmware bug out on them. MFG try to push SSD drives as more reliable because no moving parts but they fail more often then hdd's. Western Digital came out with a great medium for people that want speed reliable storge and awesome product for raid 0 /5 envirmoents.

From this point on I will only buy Western Digital Enterprise class drives for my PC.

Other great Thing about these are they are made right here in Fremont CA, Price may be a bit more then a samsung and or segate but I like buying American where ever I can.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By GaryOrlando on November 12, 2011
Size: 600 GB Verified Purchase
Love this drive.... super fast ! Short of buying a Hibrid SSD this is as fast as you can go for a reasonable price
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Scoggins on May 27, 2013
Size: 600 GB Verified Purchase
At first all was good with the drive. But when it started having problems I contacted Western Digital for an RMA, only to discover the drive was a fake and not manufactured by WD. I never tested the performance, but the firmware and the case looked correct. What a shock it was a fake!

I requested resolution from Electronica Direct, but choose to take Amazon's resolution (payed a restocking fee). So, in the end Amazon came through for me. But I would not buy anything from Electronica Direct ever again.
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