Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB in external USB 3.0? Tags: Hard Drives Velociraptor Western Digital External USB Storage Last response: January 2, 2013 1:54 PM in Storage Share merve999 January 2, 2013 12:31:51 PM Hi. I'm new to the forums so apologies for any mistakes. I have a USB 3.0 enclosure waiting for a 3.5 HDD. I was wondering if I would benefit from using a Western Digital VelociRaptor (10,000rpm) rather than a 7200rpm HDD. Thanks. More about : western digital velociraptor 1tb external usb darth pravus January 2, 2013 1:54:46 PM There is very little benifit from using them internall. I think the USB 3 bus would apply more latency making it less useful. Just get a caviar black drive. It will be plenty fast enough. Or if you really need speed then an esata ssd Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUSB 3.0 Western Digital 1tb EX HDD, extreme lag [stop and go] Forum1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3/seagate / western digital /,ex ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB Failing! ForumWestern digital external hdd instead of 1tb showing 2tb in diskmanager ForumWestern digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate ForumWestern Digital External Hard Drive Problem ForumVelociRaptor or SSD? ForumWestern Digital Caviar Green 1TB extreme bottleneck ForumWD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions ForumWestern digital 2.5 external USB 3 ForumUSB 3.0 ForumWorth adding VelociRaptor on top of 1TB RAID1 to eliminate bottleneck? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !