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 USB 3.0 Western Digital 1tb EX HDD, extreme lag [stop and go] Forum 1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3/seagate / western digital /,ex Forum Seagate and Western Digital Reliability Forum Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Failing! Forum Western digital external hdd instead of 1tb showing 2tb in diskmanager Forum Western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate Forum Western Digital External Hard Drive Problem Forum VelociRaptor or SSD? Forum Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB extreme bottleneck Forum WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions Forum Western digital 2.5 external USB 3 Forum USB 3.0 Forum Worth adding VelociRaptor on top of 1TB RAID1 to eliminate bottleneck? Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !