Western Digital Raptor® WD360GD 36.7 GB SATA Hard Drive
Price Range:$99.00 to $124.74
To meet the demands of enterprise storage, Western Digital is the only company to combine an enterprise-class hard drive with the SATA... Read More
To meet the demands of enterprise storage, Western Digital is the only company to combine an enterprise-class hard drive with the SATA interface to meet all the demands of the enterprise environment - reliability, performance, and reduced cost. Serial ATA is poised to replace Parallel SCSI in the mid-range, but only if there's a drive that can meet the performance and reliability requirements of that market. That drive is the WD Raptor! The WD Raptor is a new class of hard drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability and provides simplified connectivity, all at 30 percent less cost than Parallel SCSI drives. Minimize
Product Review Summary
12 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Jul 13, 2004
More like a Cheetah
Pros: Fast, quiet (for a 10k RPM drive)
Cons: Small capacity, gets very hot, expensive
If speed is your name, the Raptor is your game. If browsing and net surfing is your thing, you can forget this bling. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 2, 2004
The (second) Fastest non-scsi Drive available
Pros: Fast. Excellent warrantee. Fast. No, I mean *really* fast.
Cons: expensive. Hot. Makes your other hard drives feel pathetic.
I must if you need this level of performance, but arent' ready to step up to a hardcore SCSI solution. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 25, 2003
Western Digital Breaks New Ground
Pros: Fantastically fast, good capacity, very well built drive, designed for power users
Cons: requires PCI card and SATA cables to use, sometimes loud, not for casual users
Great drive for power users who care about every micrometer of speed. Too expensive for those who dont kill drives yearly, and dont care about a micrometer of extra speed. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 29, 2003
If you want a fast hard drive, BUY THIS NOW!!!
Pros: FAST FAST FAST, SCSI performance without SCSI price - SATA, 10000RPM
Cons: low capacity - the end
For speed without a lot of price, nothing currently beats these drives.... Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 9, 2003
Got the need for speed? Here you go!
Pros: Fast! 5 year Warranty.
Cons: Runs quite hot, a bit on the noisy side, pricey.
Want fast over price and storage, get it!! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 23, 2004
fast little devil
Pros: SPEED warranty SPEED quite SPEED
Cons: Heat Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 12, 2005
Raided Raptors Rock!
Pros: Lightning quick response!
Cons: For some people, these may be a little noisy at times. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 14, 2003
Downside to Serial ATA
Great Drive, Awesome Performance, Fragile Connectors. I recommend the drive for performance, but warn about the connectors. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 1, 2003
Pros: 10,000 RPM. 8MB cache Both standard ATX power and "serial Ata power" Quiet
Cons: Cost?? SATA??
The more people that buy the drive the cost will come down. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 25, 2004
Pros: Ease of installation Speed
Cons: Seek/write noise Read More at Epinions.com
May 15, 2004
WD360 performance unpredictable; WD support worthless
Pros: Easy Installation
Cons: Absolutely horrible performance; WD support is totally worthless
It would be absolutely foolish to buy this disk drive, or for that matter, any Western Digital disk drive, given their level of non-support. Read More at Epinions.com