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WD VelociRaptor

WD VelociRaptor
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Ultra fast.
Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing.

Rock-solid reliability.
With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. In addition, these drives feature a 5-year limited warranty.

High capacity.
State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling.
Ultra-cool operation.
Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance.
Advanced Format (AF) .
Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF).
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
IcePack mounting frame.
The 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop 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.
Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL).
Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.
Environmentally conscious.
In addition to being RoHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor also provides a halogen-free design.
Ideal for:
High-performance computing, 3D rendering, digital content creation and editing, scientific computing and image management.

Model #InterfaceForm FactorRPMCapacityCache 
WD1000DHTZSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch10,0001 TB64 MB
WD5000HHTZSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch10,000500 GB64 MB
WD2500HHTZSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch10,000250 GB64 MB
WD1000CHTZSATA 6 Gb/s2.5 Inch10,0001 TB64 MB
WD5000BHTZSATA 6 Gb/s2.5 Inch10,000500 GB64 MB
WD2500BHTZSATA 6 Gb/s2.5 Inch10,000250 GB64 MB

  • Models WD1000CHTZ, WD5000BHTZ and WD2500BHTZ are available on a build to order basis, contact your WD Sales representative for more information.

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Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

Western Digital's 1TB VelociRaptor(WD1000DHTZ) and 2TB Black (WD2002FAEX) Hard Drives Reviewed
2013, Canada
Magnetic fast speeding VelociRaptor
2012, Czech Republic
Spinning Round with One Terra
2012, Czech Republic
WD VelociRaptor 1 TB - the fastest HDD
2012, Poland
WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive Review
2012, United States
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1 TB 10K RPM Hard Drive Review
2012, United States
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1 TB Review-10K RPM Hits a Larger Capacity
2012, United States
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Review
2012, United States
Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB SATA 3: Complete analysis
2012, Spain