Average Bench: 99.1% (5th of 1002)

more Based on 2,285 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1000DHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-11N21V0, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD1000DHTZ-11N21, WD1000DHTZ-04N2, WDC WD1000DHTZ-04N21, WDC WD1000DHTZ-60N21, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD1000DHTZ-11N21V0, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD1000DHTZ-1, WDC WD1000DHTZ-75N21V0, WD 1000, WDC WD1000DHTZ-0, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-04N21, WDC WD1000DHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD1000DHTZ-6, WDC WD1000DHTZ-60N21V0

There is no doubt that the 1TB WD Raptor this is one of the fastest mechanical drives you can buy, however ... an SSD offers orders of magnitude better performance. In terms of price, the class leading 1TB Samsung 840 Evo costs around £360 vs. £185 for the Raptor. An economical approach would be to spend £130 on a blazingly fast budget SSD and £50 on a 1TB Seagate 7400.14. You would end up with 1.25TB for £180, the same price as a Raptor. Unless you need a full TB in one physical drive, the combination of SSD+1TB regular fixed drive makes a lot more sense. Even if prices for the Raptor dropped by around 50% it would still make little sense in today's market and with SSD prices continuing to march lower it's just a matter of time before the Raptor once again faces extinction... [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 1TB averaged just 0.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 1TB is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
135 Read 179 225
128 Write 166 198
115 Mixed 154 183
125% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.87 4K Read 1.33 1.78
0.82 4K Write 3.83 4.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
170% 1.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 191
Mixed 160
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 4.18
4K Mixed 0.4
175% 1.95 MB/s
283GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 182
Mixed 165
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 4.41
4K Mixed 0.42
162% 1.88 MB/s
591GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 153
Mixed 137
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.83
4K Mixed 0.44
170% 1.82 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 122
Mixed 120
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.57
4K Write 4.16
4K Mixed 0.41
188% 2.05 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 118
Mixed 126
91% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.45
4K Mixed 0.34
143% 1.59 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 1TB Builds (Compare 3,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $2,009

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 Comments

Ultra fast, 10,000 RPM...

  • Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
  • Buffer Size 64 MB
  • Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum
  • Capacity 1 TB
  • Height 26.1 mm
  • Depth 147 mm
  • Width 101.6 mm
  • Weight 0.50 kg
  • Read/Write 5.10 Watts
  • Idle 4.20 Watts
  • Standby 1.10 Watts
  • Sleep 1.10 Watts
Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

Some parts of this HDD perform outstandingly, while some other parametres have been surpassed by newer WD Black models. Still a very good HDD to use in 2017.

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Outstanding

4 years ago.

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Great value for money £130 256GB Samsung 830 SSD

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The latest hard-drive 1TB for £50 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14


Good

5 years ago.

This is one of the fastest fixed hard drives you can buy. Despite costing almost 3x as much as a regular 1TB hard drive it is still significantly cheaper, but far less performant, than an SSD.

Review  www.tomshardware.com/...

A great review covering all the basics and explaining exactly where this drive lies relative to both competing regular hard drives and and SSD's.


Good

14 months ago.

The last of a breed, 10k drives used to be king back in the hard drive days. Still good as a non-OS/game drive, but SSD are much better deals nowadays, unless you got this for nostalgia like i did =D.


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