Despite offering the same 16MB buffer and 10,000 RPM spindle speed as its predecessor, WD’s VelociRaptor sports a completely new design that offers significantly increased performance in terms of access times and data transfer rates. The new drive is actually a 2.5-inch hard drive with a massive “Icepack” heat sink that makes it large enough to fit in a 3.5-inch bay, while keeping it extra cool. The new drive will be available in mid-May for $299.99, in the meantime you can read Hot Hardware’s take on this high-performance beast.
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