WD VelociRaptor - the fastest SATA hard drive, now twice the capacity

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Western Digital Corp. today announced the general availability of new models of WD VelociRaptor hard drives with a capacity of 450 and 600 GB SATA hard drive and the speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm. The new WD VelociRaptor drives are designed for blade servers, high-speed PCs, computers, Mac, professional workstations and systems for 1U and 2U, rack servers, which must be verified combination of high performance and reliability. As the producer, today WD VelociRaptor - the only one on the market kind of SATA drives at a speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm. Now these hard drives have a 15% faster and twice as bulky models of the previous generation.

These 2.5-inch models provide a stable operation under high loads. WD VelociRaptor hard drives may come bundled with IcePack1 - 3,5-inch mounting frame, heatsink, designed to ensure that its installation into a standard slot machine for 3.5-inch form factor and significantly reduce operating temperatures when operating in the high-speed desktop and enterprise systems calculated to 3.5-inch hard drives.

Features of the new drives WD VelociRaptor:

    * With SATA interface 6 Gbit / s and 32 MB cache, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drives at a speed of rotation of 10 thousand rpm can run 15% faster than the award-winning model of the previous generation.
    * WD VelociRaptor have a capacity of up to 600 GB, which is twice more than the previous generation.
    * Time of the drive operating time between failures of 1.4 million hours.
    * Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes performance drives while working in vibration-prone multi-drive systems.
    * Technology unloading the heads NoTouch - The recording head under any circumstances, does not touch the disc surface, thus reducing wear head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Storage WD VelociRaptor (model WD4500HLHX and WD6000HLHX 3,5-inch version with a frame IcePack) can be purchased from a number of distributors and resellers. Currently, 2.5-inch model WD VelociRaptor (WD4500BLHX and WD6000BLHX) are tested by customers of the WD of OEM-manufacturers. Order they can be in the current quarter, some retailers. MSRP for the model WD VelociRaptor 450 GB capacity (WD4500HLHX) is 299 dollars, and the model with a capacity of 600 GB (WD6000HLHX) - U.S. $ 329.