Average Bench: 95.1% (12th of 1015)

more Based on 3,452 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-04RLRV1, WDC WD1000DHTZ-0, WDC WD10 00DHTZ-04N21, WDC WD1000DHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD1000DHTZ-6, WD1000DHTZ-04N21, 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 4.8% 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 Mixed IO Speed 1.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 1TB is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 104MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,452 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 176 217
115 Write 161 193
66.1 Mixed 104 131
104 SusWrite 155 195
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.4 4K Read 1.67 1.94
2.1 4K Write 4.26 5
1.26 4K Mixed 1.59 1.8
325% 2.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
719GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 182 183 183 183 MB/s
Read 212
Write 196
Mixed 126
SusWrite 182
132% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
348% 2.77 MB/s
612GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 176 176 177 177 176 MB/s
Read 201
Write 169
Mixed 108
SusWrite 176
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
343% 2.63 MB/s
880GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 189 188 187 188 MB/s
Read 181
Write 174
Mixed 102
SusWrite 188
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.8
363% 2.83 MB/s
688GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 179 180 181 182 182 MB/s
Read 185
Write 183
Mixed 140
SusWrite 181
127% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
351% 2.7 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 140 120 112 121 164 MB/s
Read 186
Write 164
Mixed 120
SusWrite 133
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.6
334% 2.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,362,758 HDDs tested.

Typical VelociRaptor 1TB Builds (Compare 4,290 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,895

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent

15 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Spin way faster than normal mainstream drives but now not worth the price and you can get 1TB NVMe SSD for similar prices. Still excellent nonetheless if you have it.


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Suggestion  ssd.userbenchmark.com/...

Great value for money £130 256GB Samsung 830 SSD

Suggestion  ssd.userbenchmark.com/...

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


Good

6 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

7 months ago.

Great deal for the right price but no reason to get one with SSD drives out now


Good

2 years 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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