Monday, January 7, 2013

Western Digital VelociRaptor

Alrighty guys, today we're gonna checkout the world's fastest SATA hard drive, the Western Digital VelociRaptor which runs at 10000 RPM instead of the standard 7200 RPM. The Western Digital VelociRaptor is the first consumer internal hard drive that runs at 10000 RPM with a capacity of up to 1TB in an attempt to take on the SSD market with faster speed and capacity. While most SSDs can only provide high speed and performance, they are very limited in terms of capacity storage space.

Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, the Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. In addition, these drives feature a 5-year limited warranty.

The Western Digital VelociRaptor features state-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance 10000 RPM and high capacity of up to 1TB, perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling. Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance.

The Western Digital VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. It also ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.

If you're looking for an internal drive that gives both performance and storage capacity, look no further. The Western Digital VelociRaptor runs at 10000 RPM and comes in capacity variants of 300GB, 600GB and 1TB. However, these drives are designed for use in servers or desktop workstations and are unsuitable for use in laptops.

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