[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage] Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-releases-1tb-velociraptor-10000rpm-hdd-61307/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-releases-1tb-velociraptor-10000rpm-hdd-61307/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I will never ever purchase a WD disk again, I had three of them and all broke within a year or so and I didn’t have good experience with the warranty. While these disks sound great, I’ll leave them to someone else…
10,000 rpm? Does that mean that they will self destruct 33% faster than their 7,500 rpm offerings?
[QUOTE=olddancer;2631123]10,000 rpm? Does that mean that they will self destruct 33% faster than their 7,500 rpm offerings?[/QUOTE]
Good one, but the five year warranty shows a lot of faith on the product.
I wonder how much improvement there would be if they had, lets say, 32GB NAND for caching.
I’ve had a half dozen Raptors dating back to when they were first introduced. All are still running and up till last year were all running 24/7 for many years. WD Enterprise class drives are as well built as anything out there. There are faster drives now days if you look only at sustained transfer speeds, but the Raptor prevails for access times. Perfect for servers and other multitasking applications.
I’ll add that WD warranty service is quite good, but I only had to use it once many years ago.
The 2TB Caviar Black SATA-3 drives are actually faster for sustained transfers.
It’s unfortunate that WD and Seagate are forced to sell super-cheap HDDs to maintain a market advantage, but neither should be judged based on performance or durability of those low-end drives. I for one am glad that WD is dedicated to continue making high-end enterprise drives.
Personally that nice of WD but even if I didnt have SSDs, I would use the 15,000 RPM Seagate Cheetah. If you look closely on some site they sell Cheetahs as fibre drive, all you have to do is unplug the adapter on the fibre drive and you have an SATA drive.
My bet is SDXC 1tb (maybe not 1st generation) cards will blow away HDD’s when they can get the transfer speeds much higher than 20MB/sec.
I advice not to buy WD atm, i sow bunch fail produced after factory flood… and no reply from WD RMA