Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2012
Western Digital’s new VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive, one of the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard
drives available, is designed for high-performance PCs, Mac computers and workstations.
|Write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files, for example, video editing and digital content creation and management, may eventually put a strain on storage devices that use NAND memory to enhance performance. The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection when in transit. The WD VelociRaptor will also come in capacities of 500 GB and 250 GB.
The WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in cooling, a factory customization that fits the drive into a standard 3.5-inch system bay. The SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache optimize the drive’s operation. It consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, with higher capacity and performance, even when used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. www.wdc.com