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WD to launch two new raptor HDDs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2011 0:43 User comments (8)

WD to launch two new raptor HDDs Western Digital has announced it will launch two new Velociraptor HDDs, offering 10,000rpm speeds to users who may not be ready to jump on the SSD bandwagon.
The 5th generation drives, released last year in 450GB and 600GB varieties, will now be available in 150GB and 300GB models.

Each drive will have native SATA 6Gbps support and 32MB of cache, replacing the older SATA II interface and 16MB cache.

Despite being HDD tech, the drives are still not too cheap, with the 150GB model starting at 120 ($175 USD) and the 300GB model at 144 ($210 USD).

The drives are available at a few retailers with greater availability in the next few weeks.

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8 user comments

127.7.2011 5:33

What kind of animal is that in the picture? This is a Velociraptor:





227.7.2011 9:26

Originally posted by KillerBug:
What kind of animal is that in the picture? This is a Velociraptor (...)

Both and none of them are. Velociraptors are extinct, so skin texture, color, scales, feathers, fur, or whatever other external details can't be known for sure, so they are kept for the imagination of the artist. ;)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jul 2011 @ 10:34

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327.7.2011 12:29

My bad...I thought they proved the feathers.



427.7.2011 13:26

hahahah, the display pic!

527.7.2011 13:30

I prefer the naked raptors!


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627.7.2011 16:58

Originally posted by KillerBug:
My bad...I thought they proved the feathers.

Yes they did, in 2007, as for I could find out in a quick search. So, sorry, it was my mistake, not yours. O:)



"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

727.7.2011 20:56

Raptors, me gusta

86.8.2011 6:59

Kinda odd they are reducing capacity to 150GB/300GB when overall HDDs are near to 4TB soon - plus 240GB Sata-III SSDs are affordable at 200 with unbeatable performance. The cache should be 64MB to aid access times and bandwidth considering how cheap memory is as per normal HDDs specs.


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