If you use your PC only for chatting, checking emails, and surfing the net, you don’t need a high capacity hard drive to do all these. But for blade servers, Mac computers, professional workstations, and high-performance PCs, that’s a totally different story. Why? Because all these require not just a 100 or 250 GB hard drive but a hefty 450 or 600 GB hard drive. Good thing, finding one is not at all difficult these days. Thanks to WD – they recently launched the new WD VelociRaptor(R)!
Regarded as the world’s fastest SATA hard drive, the new WD VelociRaptor(R) has now twice the capacity, at 450 GB and 600 GB. This is the only 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive available today, thus it’s a favorite among computer enthusiasts and businesses and offices requiring more capacity and high performance PCs.
Here’s a closer look at the new VelociRaptor(R) features:
– SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache, enhancing the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation
– with 1.4 million hours MTBF, offering enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments
– IcePack mounting frame
– Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)
– NoTouch ramp load technology
– halogen-free design
With regards to pricing and availability, the 3.5-inch version with IcePack hard drives are available now at selected distributors and resellers. MSRP for the WD VelociRaptor 450 GB is $299 and the 600 GB is $329. If you want the same performance yet you can’t afford the said prices, feel free to check out this Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache Desktop Hard Drive WD3000GLFSRTL – Retail available for only $209 at Amazon.
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