Western Digital Raptor 36GB,Internal,10000RPM,3.5" (WD360GD) HDD
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Western Digital Raptor 36GB,Internal,10000RPM,3.5" (WD360GD) HDD

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  • Capacity: 36GB
  • Spindle Speed: 10000RPM
  • Buffer Size: 8MB
  • Designation: Desktop Computer
  • Enclosure: Internal
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Raided Raptors Rock!

byasonofsicily Nov 12, 2005
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightning quick response!
Cons For some people, these may be a little noisy at times.
Recommended it? Yes

The "guts" of my current system consist of the following:
a pair of Western Digital WD360GD Raptors RAID 0 with 64K stripes on a Silicon Images 3112 Controller.....
Modified "thermally advantaged" Pacman mid tower case, Antec 550 W PSU, Intel 915 motherboard, P4 LGA775 64 bit 3.4 Ghz... Read full review »


Fast but...

byfantome2 Jul 25, 2004
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of installation Speed
Cons Seek/write noise
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this drive to use as the primary drive to replace a 30.7 GB, 7,200 rpm Maxtor drive that was starting to squeal (yeh, scary!). The Maxtor drive was a factory replacement for one that had crashed so I couldn't get the Raptor installed fast enough.

I would have preferred a... Read full review »


More like a Cheetah

bynad_masters Jul 13, 2004
32 Helpfuls 33 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast, quiet (for a 10k RPM drive)
Cons Small capacity, gets very hot, expensive
Recommended it? No

Why the name "Raptor"? It isn't huge. It's fast! Why not a Cheetah? Oh, I think we just infringed on Seagate's trademark. :) Crap... Well, enough with the Sienfeld-like observations.

I would NOT have picked these up if they weren't at least highly discounted, and during Fry's Electronics... Read full review »


fast little devil

byjustin3680 Jun 23, 2004
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros SPEED warranty SPEED quite SPEED
Cons Heat
Recommended it? Yes

The Western Digital Raptor, 36.7 GB Hard Drive was built for speed. I mean that this is insanely fast. At 10000RPM and the average data seek as fast as 4.5ms because of this my games load levels so fast it is astonishing. The only sound coming from this speed demon is an insignificant whine, which... Read full review »


WD360 performance unpredictable; WD support worthless

bytlongman May 15, 2004
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy Installation
Cons Absolutely horrible performance; WD support is totally worthless
Recommended it? No

Two and a half months ago, I purchased a new DFI LanParty motherboard utilizing the latest in Serial ATA (SATA) disk drive attachment interface with an imbedded RAID controller. Since I'm building a video capture system, I need lots of very fast, reliable disk storage. The motherboard has an... Read full review »


The (second) Fastest non-scsi Drive available

bypsykosis_fc Apr 2, 2004
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast. Excellent warrantee. Fast. No, I mean *really* fast.
Cons expensive. Hot. Makes your other hard drives feel pathetic.
Recommended it? Yes

It's been a fun ride in the desktop hardware bix these past few years, and it's pretty interesting to see how speed and technology have incrementally advanced. Most of my current business centers around "performance" desktop machines, specifically custom gaming rigs and it's been that way since the... Read full review »


Western Digital Raptor 36G

bygeovanni Feb 3, 2004
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It's easy to install and runs very fast and quiet!
Cons I had nothing bad to say about this drive until a few days ago...
Recommended it? No

When I first installed this baby it ran smooth and quiet!
It was a very exciting event.....but how long will it last?

I've been using it for two weeks and I'm experiencing some weird things. The drive makes a clicking sound upon boot up. (clicks at a steady tempo) The drive will not... Read full review »


Got the need for speed? Here you go!

byBoscorocks Dec 9, 2003
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast! 5 year Warranty.
Cons Runs quite hot, a bit on the noisy side, pricey.
Recommended it? Yes

I finally broke down and got one of these when I was building a new computer for myself. I never thought I would be so impressed. After getting a faster processor, more RAM and a better video card I tried things out on my old 7200RPM hard drive. Yes things were faster but this hard drive made the... Read full review »


Downside to Serial ATA

bySyntax Aug 14, 2003
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast
Cons Fragile
Recommended it? Yes

I bought one of these Serial ATA drives for a customer of mine. Straight from the package it was broken, my wholesaler wouldn't warranty it, and now Western Digital is reviewing the item. The thin shelf the serial pins lay on is very fragile, and can crack off easily.. Mine was gone before I... Read full review »


If you want a fast hard drive, BUY THIS NOW!!!

byMickey21 Jul 29, 2003
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros FAST FAST FAST, SCSI performance without SCSI price - SATA, 10000RPM
Cons low capacity - the end
Recommended it? Yes

Now that I raved a little about the product, I will get to the details.

This is not why you buy this drive. If you want capacity, stop reading now. You will not get the best bang for the buck with this product with regards to storage size. This drive is the sports car of... Read full review »



bymtakedown Jul 1, 2003
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros 10,000 RPM. 8MB cache Both standard ATX power and "serial Ata power" Quiet
Cons Cost?? SATA??
Recommended it? Yes

The drive is quiet and fast. Gamers, Video editors, and hardcore computer geeks have been wanting a 10,000 PATA (non SCSI) drive and the raptor fills that need. The Serial ATA cable is cheep and can break easily. (it happend to me) The increased air flow and flexibilty of the SATA cable are great... Read full review »


Western Digital Breaks New Ground

byzoogelsnof Jun 25, 2003
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
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
Recommended it? Yes

Let me start by saying I have hideously bad luck with hard drives. I drive my computer hard, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and about 360 days a year. In the last 3 years I've killed the following drives: IBM deskstar-9 months, Maxtor Something-6 months, Another Maxtor-6 months, and a Western... Read full review »

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