WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

Up Close and Test Setup

WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

VelociRaptor Up Close

Visually the 600GB is nearly identical to the smaller version we're all used to. The heat-sink dominating proceedings.

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Of course if one VelociRaptor is lovely, then two are divine. Side by side they certainly look the part.

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The benefit from the deep sides in the heat-sink is that when stacked closely together they still remain cool with plenty of room for the heat to escape.

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Test Setup

ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Intel i7 950 @ 4GHz
6GB Mushkin Redline RAM
Corsair AX1200 PSU
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
2x Western Digital VelociRaptors in RAID 0

We will also be comparing against the nearest large capacity SSD to hand, the Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB.

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Most Recent Comments

02-11-2010, 19:28:38

dipzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Before SSDs there was the Western Digital VelociRaptor. With price per GB seemingly stable, it's time to revisit the HDD performance King.

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They still pretty amazing drives, i got a 120gb ssd for my operating system, 300gb velociraptor for my programs and games also a 2tb sata drive for my music and HD Video's

There still alot of people who would still buy them as they are becoming cheaper Quote

02-11-2010, 19:30:29

yggdrasil
Quote:
Originally Posted by dipzy View Post

They still pretty amazing drives, i got a 120gb ssd for my operating system, 300gb velociraptor for my programs and games also a 2tb sata drive for my music and HD Video's
How dose that setup work for you?

Work well?

I am thinking of setting my system up the same way.Quote

02-11-2010, 19:39:16

dipzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post

How dose that setup work for you?

Work well?

I am thinking of setting my system up the same way.
It works extremely well, you know where everything is and it easy to manage files on the pc. I find that since upgrading to this setup from just one 1tb drive with everything on it, my pc has become so much responsive and storage is not a problem no more

I would recommend a setup like this to everyone Quote

02-11-2010, 19:42:16

yggdrasil
I just would use it for large programs, games and what not and the SSD for windows and smaller programs.

I got to much data to fit on a 600GB drive 5.5TB to much Quote

02-11-2010, 19:45:50

dipzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post

I just would use it for large programs, games and what not and the SSD for windows and smaller programs.

I got to much data to fit on a 600GB drive 5.5TB to much
5.5tb ? that a lot of data, you would need 3 x 2tb drives or more for storage Quote
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