WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive

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WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive

Western Digital VelociRaptorWestern Digital (WD) released their latest VelociRaptor 300GB hard drive. The WD VelociRaptor hard disk drive (HDD) is one scary looking beast! This puppy spins at 10,000 RPM - fast enough to tear through your gigabytes of naked flesh in nanoseconds. Did I say gigabytes of 'naked flesh'?  I meant gigabytes of important files - you know Word documents, financial spreadsheets, music files, iTunes videos, etc.

The WD VelociRaptor HDD was engineered for maximum speed. WD VelociRaptor's 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive combines a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache, to deliver performance that’s up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother, the Raptor.

The hard drive enclosure is pretty scary as well. The heat sink just screams "I'm one bad ass hard drive."

Western Digital VelociRaptor hard disk drive
Key Features
Killer Speed - Built on the performance bloodlines of WD Raptor, these 10,000 RPM drives, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache deliver mind-bending performance. According to WD, "Not only are they 35 percent faster than the previous generation WD Raptor drives, but they also beat out all other competitors in the field."

Rock-solid Reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.

Double the Capacity - State-of-the-art technology packs twice the capacity per disk compared to its older brother WD Raptor resulting in 300 GB of high-performance storage space in this enterprise-class 2.5-inch drive. (Not compatible with notebook computers)

IcePack™ Mounting Frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.

SecurePark™ - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long-term reliability and increased drive protection when the chassis is moved.

The VelociRaptor comes with a sweet 5-year limited warranty!


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