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So I'm looking into buying a 600GB VelociRaptor from my cousin for $200. He used it for about a month now. I read some reviews on Newegg and a lot of them said it lasted a little over a year. If anyone has owned one or has one right now can you tell me how long it lasted.

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Sorry, come again? A new WD black is...."to google shop batman!"

edit: on the new egg for 130 benjamins and you get 10 sheets off thumb.gif lucky septics! mad.gif

moar edit: that's a 1tb drive btw redface.gif
Edited by Spacedinvader - 3/20/12 at 1:45pm
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Mine died in 6 months. The exterior black plastic was melted and bubbled, and that was with a 120mm HDD cage intake fan.
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Mine died in 6 months. The exterior black plastic was melted and bubbled, and that was with a 120mm HDD cage intake fan.

On behalf of the concerned users of OCN I hereby demand pics! bigeyedsmiley.png
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

Sorry, come again? A new WD black is...."to google shop batman!"
edit: on the new egg for 130 benjamins and you get 10 sheets off thumb.gif lucky septics! mad.gif
moar edit: that's a 1tb drive btw redface.gif
LOL are you high?
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Mine died in 6 months. The exterior black plastic was melted and bubbled, and that was with a 120mm HDD cage intake fan.
That's nasty. I never knew it could get that hot.
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LOL are you high?

I think he is suggesting you can get a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HD for 129.00 ( + save 10.00 after rebate ). It is a nice drive and will serve the purpose well as opposed to a raptor 600GB for almost twice the price. Link below -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Also i have had 2 x 74 GB Raptors running in raid 0 for around 5 yrs now and have not had any issues "knock on wood".
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on the new egg for 130 benjamins

130 benjamins 1300 x $100 bill thus being $13000 for a drive biggrin.gif

@op Velociraptors are the only drives that i got rid off, due to heat here..,. they didnt die but ran too hot especially for this tropical climate.. i would personally get Blacks over velociraoptors any day of the week.. IMO smile.gif
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130 benjamins 1300 x $100 bill thus being $13000 for a drive biggrin.gif
@op Velociraptors are the only drives that i got rid off, due to heat here..,. they didnt die but ran too hot especially for this tropical climate.. i would personally get Blacks over velociraoptors any day of the week.. IMO smile.gif

It's pretty cool here. (Canada). It even snowed a few weeks ago. I'm not that worried about the heat. How long did you have it for?
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It's pretty cool here. (Canada). It even snowed a few weeks ago. I'm not that worried about the heat. How long did you have it for?

lucky you, i have never seen snow but dying too smile.gif
anyway i had them for about 4 weeks 2 x 300GB models in the 2Bay part of my NAS and i was getting like 70*C on the NAS HDD monitor.. i sold them to a friend and 6 months later he is still using them smile.gif..
i guess running them 24/7 didnt help either and in more a confined space of a NAS as well.. thats why i switched them out to blacks plus i wanted more space/volume lol
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So long as the drive is in warranty, I wouldn't worry - WD is great with that.
If it helps though: I bought 2x 300GB Velociraptors in '09, sold one and still rockin' the other one for games - runs nearly as cool as my 5.4k F4 + hasn't missed a beat smile.gif
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