From the secret performance labs at WD comes the revolutionary WD Raptor X SATA hard drive, the first ever drive with a view. Offspring of the immensely popular WD Raptor, fastest SATA drive on the planet, WD Raptor X focuses a large, crystal-clear lens on the drive to let you see into the inner workings and witness the drive in action.
Drive Width: 3.5"
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Rotational Speed: 10000
Cache Size: 16
Product Title: WD Raptor X 150 GB Internal Hard Drive - Retail
Power Score: 4.6 | 14 Reviews
Capacity: 150 GB
Interface Type: SATA/150
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Rotational Speed: 10000 rpm
Cache Size: 16 MB
Sustained Transfer Rate: 84 MBytes/sec
Form Factor Width: 3.5"
Weight: 1.81 lbs
Dimensions: 1.03" Height x 4" Width x 5.79" Depth
Warranty Information: 5 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 84 MBps (672 Mbps)
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Drive Width: 3.5"
Product Reviews (10)
10k rpm desktop user
Strengths: fast, relatively quiet
Weakness: only 150gb, but performance makes up for storage
This drive is significantly faster than 7200rpm drives, even the seagate perpendicular recording drives. The raptor is also not loud, especially when properly installed and the case is closed. I'm very happy with it.
By pvasilescu2 - Mar 10, 2007
Strengths: Speed, reliability, warranty
This drive is fast, fast, fast. I have a 74 GB model and the 150 16MB cache is a bit faster. If you have a windowed case the clear top is coooooool. The five year warranty make the price of Raptor drives a no brain-er. According to Tom's Hardware, "the most reliable drive out there." Essentially made for servers. BestBuy had a killer price on these, but a limited number.
By egeek - Feb 25, 2007
Raptor X 150GB Hard drive
Strengths: Very very fast - 10,000 RPM/Buffer Size 16 MB/Average Latency 2.99 ms. Good idea in having the clear glass. Manufacturer's 5 year Limited Warranty
Weakness: You can't see through the clear glass because the hard drive is inside your computer (to work you would have to mount it outside. Noisy sometimes (because the clear glass).
I have 3 of them RAID 0. It gives me 5.9 on Vista index.
Worth the money. However, you should buy the one without the clear glass (WD1500ADFD) because it is cheaper and doesn't create as much noise. My friend has the other without the clear glass and it is quieter.
By treasuresm - Feb 28, 2008
Affordable Enterprise Performance
Strengths: See thru design, FAST, FAST and did I say fast?
Weakness: It get's hot, Somewhat expensive in terms of capacity compare to new drives today.
1st time it came out it cost $300 plus. I got this from Best Buy for $150 bucks. So it works for me like $1/gig. Games loading time and windows XP boot-up/Power down significantly improved. I already purchased this when this model from the same manufacturer came out, "WD7500AAKS." If you look at the review between this two model on the internet, they are neck and neck and sometime WD7500AAKS even...
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1st time it came out it cost $300 plus. I got this from Best Buy for $150 bucks. So it works for me like $1/gig. Games loading time and windows XP boot-up/Power down significantly improved. I already purchased this when this model from the same manufacturer came out, "WD7500AAKS." If you look at the review between this two model on the internet, they are neck and neck and sometime WD7500AAKS even beat the RAPTOR, yet the price are the same (OEM)750gig capacity. If speed and performance is what you are looking for, you can't go wrong on RAPTOR!!!But if you are looking for capacity and performance at the same time check out WD7500AAKS...
By TAN732ND - Nov 26, 2007
WD1500AHFDRTL Raptor X
Fast!!! Wow this drive is super fast for editing video - rendering time. After using this I'll never turn back. Super easy setup - legible - Definitely worth the extra buck! As for mine is quite - but it could be my Shark case.
By cruzzin - Nov 24, 2007