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Some hard drive companies design desktop-class drives with the SATA interface. To meet the demands of enterprise storage, WD is going one better. WD is the only company combining a 10,000 RPM enterprise-class mechanical platform with the SATA interface to meet all the demands of the enterprise environment reliability, performance, and reduced cost.
Drive Width: 3.5"
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Cache Size: 16
Rotational Speed: 10000
Product Title: WD Raptor 74 GB Internal Hard Drive - Bulk
Power Score: 4.7 | 15 Reviews
Capacity: 74 GB
Interface Type: SATA/150
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
Drive Type: Hard Drive
Rotational Speed: 10000 rpm
Cache Size: 16 MB
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
URL: Manufacturer Link
Brand Name: WD
Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/3H
Drive Interface: SATA
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Drive Height: 1/3H
Drive Width: 3.5"
Product Line: Raptor
Front Camera: WD
Product Reviews (10)
Satisfied Rapter User
Strengths: Makes a lot of hard drive intensive processes go much faster. Simply the fastest drive on the market that isn't SCSI.
Weakness: Loud during times of hard drive activitiy (which is not too often). Expensive when you look at $/GB. Doesn't speed up regular computer performance too much.
This drive is for computer enthusiasts who are looking for the faster drive available on the market. You will see a performance difference in any activity that is limited by the hard drive, like Windows loading up, and antivirus scans. I haven't noticed too much of a difference in normal daily actions like playing games, or surfing the web. But I am still happy with the performance i got from...
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This drive is for computer enthusiasts who are looking for the faster drive available on the market. You will see a performance difference in any activity that is limited by the hard drive, like Windows loading up, and antivirus scans. I haven't noticed too much of a difference in normal daily actions like playing games, or surfing the web. But I am still happy with the performance i got from this drive. Overall my computer seems quicker to load up and respond to my actions.
By Skonala - Apr 30, 2007
Strengths: Fast, reliable
Weakness: Price coming down, but still up there
I replaced a Maxtor Maxline with this drive and boot times dropped by 20 sec. Games like Oblivion load quicker. People complain about this drive being noisy, but if mounted on silicon stops you can't hear a click. Maxtor warranty =1 year, Raptor = 5 years, what's to decide. Will try RAID 0 in a while.
By egeek - Jan 5, 2007
Strengths: Fast. Runs Windows and applications just a fast as my previous 36 Gigs 8 megs cache Raptors in RAID0.
Weakness: None. A little quieter than the first versions of the 36 Gig Raptors.
Got it from Newegg. As always, fast shipping. Rebate was not precise because it called for "Completed SelectWD claims form." Has to call both Newegg and Western Digital to clarify. WD said to just ignore that requirement.
Paid $160 - $20 Rebate.
By roberteyewhy - Dec 18, 2006
Raptor 10000 rpm harddrive
Strengths: 10000 RPM, 3 year Warrenty, 16mb, incredible seek time.
Weakness: price, space
This is perfect for a system drive. I cannot express it enough, and western digital makes it so you have 3 years. Maxtor used to do that but ever since they went to one year i have completely moved to Western digital. There is no way i will ever build a machine again and not have this as the system drive.
By lexanoroc - Sep 4, 2006
Strengths: Lightning speed compared to my old IDE hard drive.
Bought the Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB Hard Drive for my new Core 2 DUO build. I came from an IDE hard drive so the speed is very noticeble with the Raptor. Application runs much faster and smoother than my older machine. i could download, playing mp3, virus scanning, and playing online game all at the same time without any lagging. Although this beast is a little pricy but it's well worth the money.
By chris85 - Nov 19, 2006