WD newest VelociRaptor drives with the World’s fastest SATA

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | In Electronic Gadgets | Tags: ,

On 6th April 2010, Western Digital has launched the company newest WD VelociRaptor 450GB and 600GB hard drives with 10,000 RPM SATA of the spindle speed. This is the fifth generation of VelociRaptor drives that come with major speed improvement and the most reliable SATA hard drives with 5-year product limited warranty.

WD newest VelociRaptor drive The 600GB model will be the fastest WD VelociRaptor hard drive with an ultra-fast 32MB cache and SATA 6GB per second interface. It is doubling the capacity and up to 15% increased performance compare to the previous 300GB model.

The Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive is specially designed for high performance demands and packs into a 2.5-inch form factor, which is suitable for 2.5-inch notebook drives and lighter than 3.5-inch desktop models. It also available in the IcePack enclosure, which is a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink that fits into a standard 3.5-inch hard drive bay.

For the 2.5-inch VelociRaptor hard drive, the circuit board is designed with heat-generating components placed at the bottom of the drive body, which allows the drives’ body act as a heat-sink so it can easily keep all the heat away for the long run.

The drives have Rock-solid reliability in high duty cycle environments. The drives have the highest reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive with 1.4 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures). The VelociRaptor hard drives use Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology to maintain the highest possible data transfer performance in the high Rotational Vibration (RV) environments in the servers.

It is equipped with the NoTouch ramp load technology, which allows the head to record data without touching the disk media inside the hard drive for better drive protection in transit. Additionally, the hard drives are ROHS (Restriction Of Hazardous Materials) compliant, which is the new standard that designed to lower the amount of lead and other heavy metals in electronics.

Both 450GB and 600GB VelociRaptor hard drives are available for $299 and $329. The 2.5-inch versions are available before end of spring.

Information via wdc.


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