Average Bench: 94.6% (9th of 1015)

more Based on 8,165 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]

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 1TB averaged just 5.4% 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 1.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 1TB is 50.9%. 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 106MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 Read 175 217
111 Write 159 192
67.5 Mixed 106 135
100 SusWrite 154 196
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.65 1.9
2.29 4K Write 4.2 4.95
1.04 4K Mixed 1.58 1.8
322% 2.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 6A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 194 194 193 192 193 MB/s
Read 194
Write 189
Mixed 141
SusWrite 193
132% 179 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.8
368% 2.8 MB/s
928GB free
Firmware: 6A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 184 193 195 194 195 MB/s
Read 193
Write 191
Mixed 160
SusWrite 189
136% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
338% 2.67 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 164 164 147 163 166 MB/s
Read 132
Write 132
Mixed 101
SusWrite 162
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.5
324% 2.5 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 128 128 128 130 128 MB/s
Read 134
Write 136
Mixed 95.6
SusWrite 128
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
346% 2.73 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 1TB Builds (Compare 415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $283

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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 11 years ago.

Excellent

6 years 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

5 years 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

10 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

11 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.


Average

3 years ago.

One of the fastest spinning HDD that's available on market, while 10k RPM obviously have higher R/W speed compared to other HDD, regular users are advised to opt for SSD or 7.2k RPM HDD instead.


Good

5 years ago.

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


Good

7 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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