Pretty much the same as 'real' Velociraptors, then. They weren't particularly reliable for us, but the 500GB Blues in the same machines are all still trucking.VelociRaptor knockoffs from them, and they've been nothing but garbage. They all seemed to shit the bed about 14 months after owning them-
Also, where are you finding these firmware versions? I tried looking on WD's site and googling, but I can't find a list of firmware versions for real WD drivesWD makes a few different enterprise drives (Re, Se, RE4, etc), and then there's the HP, Dell and Lenovo specific firmwares...
HPG1 is a 'RE3' firmware, 01.01A01 seems to be a 'Se'.
Same for me. Newest one I don't care about (warranty replacement). Actually seems to be faster.Send them a message and they should exchange it if they have any of the firmware you want left. When I ordered a few, I got mixed firmwares and they offered to exchange when I asked them about it.