Western Digital unleashes the 300GB VelociRaptor

By on April 21, 2008, 9:49 AM
Western Digital’s Raptor line of high performance hard drives has long been a favorite among gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. But though they’ve been in production since early 2003, there has been little to none competition in this performance market. And now, the company has upped the ante with a brand-new enthusiast-class hard drive: the 10,000 RPM, 300GB VelociRaptor.

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.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.