WD Velociraptor Duo with my new iMac 5k

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  1. Jason32, Oct 24, 2015
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    Jason32 macrumors member

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    hi guys,

    I just received my new 2015 iMac with i7, m395x and 256 ssd so i wanted to buy an external drive that's fast so I went for WD velociraptor and this thing is fast. I am getting about 380MB read and about 340MB write. It's a 2tb raid drive.

    It has 2 X 1TB 10,000 RPM drives.

    Anyone else got it?
     
  2. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a link to this particular drive? I heard these are fast but are they noisy when operating? I'm looking at various options myself before my BTO arrives next week as well. Thanks.
     
  3. Squirkytunkle macrumors member

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    Thank you for sharing. This is what i have decided to go for when i soon upgrade my mac and at last have thunderbolt ports.

    I spent about 3 or 4 days solid looking at various RAID options. Virtually every option i looked at had negative reviews after some extensive looking. This was the only thing until i could see that had excellent performance along with solid reliability.

    Thanks again for sharing.
     
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  6. Jason32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah a bit noisy but nothing out of ordinary. The speed outweighs anything else. I am very happy with its performance.

    They are generally very expensive but I found a guy selling them at less than half price brand new on ebay, I paid only £200 but its an old stock I think so warranty just expired. He has increased the price to £350 now. They are going for about £475 on amazon.
     
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    I had a WD raid 0 once... and only once. it lasted for me for about 15 days. Long enough for me to put some important data onto it, and then it died. Once anything goes in the unit, you data is gone. Zero chance to get it back unless you buy a second unit and then hope both the drives are fine to void the warranty on both and do major surgery.
     
  9. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I wanted a setup that can allow me to edit 4K video. With my new iPhone 6S+, I've been bit by the 4K UHD bug and it is the future. Almost all the reviews on Amazon praise this setup for being geared to video and photo professionals and enthusiasts. It looks like a sturdy unit with good cooling so that is a plus. Many reviews seem to say that it's quiet which I really find important. BUT, all but one of the reviews are Amazon "Vine" reviews, where the reviewer got the item for free in exchange for their honest opinion.
     

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