Average Bench: 95.9% (8th of 1015)

more Based on 6,470 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 4.0% 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 4.25MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 1TB is 45%. 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 158MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 176 217
115 Write 161 193
71.1 Mixed 104 130
108 SusWrite 158 196
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.3 4K Read 1.67 1.9
1.84 4K Write 4.25 5
1 4K Mixed 1.58 1.8
324% 2.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
923GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 197 198 198 198 193 MB/s
Read 227
Write 186
Mixed 125
SusWrite 197
135% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.8
357% 2.77 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 197 197 197 199 198 MB/s
Read 205
Write 190
Mixed 134
SusWrite 198
134% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.8
363% 2.83 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 191 193 194 193 193 MB/s
Read 188
Write 182
Mixed 108
SusWrite 193
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
352% 2.8 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 116 167 156 174 176 MB/s
Read 183
Write 187
Mixed 109
SusWrite 156
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.5
307% 2.4 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 1TB Builds (Compare 2,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,634

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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 8 years ago.

Excellent

3 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

2 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

7 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

8 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

13 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 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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