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WD VELOCIRAPTOR™-- DTHE WORLD’S FASTEST SATA HARD DRIVE


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james_8970

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LAKE FOREST, CALIF. - Apr. 21, 2008 - WD® (NYSE: WDC) announced today that it is now shipping WD VelociRaptor™ hard drives, the next generation of its 10,000 RPM SATA "Raptor" series of drives. Designed with an enterprise-class foundation, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drive is modified specifically for PC and Mac® enthusiasts and professional workstations. Destined to become the new high-performance favorite of these groups, the WD VelociRaptor hard drive comes packed with twice the capacity and a 35 percent performance increase over the previous generation.
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Benchmarks can be found below.
http://www.tomshardw...aptor,1914.html
http://www.maximumpc...hard_drive_ever
http://www.anandtech...post.aspx?i=432
http://www.hothardwa...ciraptor_300GB/
http://www.techrepor...rticles.x/14583
James

Edited by james_8970, 21 April 2008 - 12:59 PM.

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Wow, I'm lucky I saw this. I was going to go today to get a second Raptor X to put in RAID 0 from a local store which had them on sale. Now I'm just gonna save up for one of these babies. :)

Btw, your first link is borked.
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Woops, just fixed the link. Thanks.
I think I'm buying a 1TB F1 drive or WD's new 1TB drive (no, not the green version), I can find the F1 drives for $190 in canada and the writing rates are about 20% slower, reading is more or less the same between the two drives. I'm just surprised they went with a 2.5" drive, though this probably fixes the heat and noise issues.
James

Edited by james_8970, 21 April 2008 - 01:04 PM.

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Anyone know any retail release dates for the best performing SATA hard drive ever made, of which I am desperately waiting for? I heard mid-May, but it's getting into late May and I'm getting impatient... :) (That's what happens when I check Newegg and see they still don't have the Velociraptor in stock... or even listed.)

Edited by stettybet0, 17 May 2008 - 04:27 PM.

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