In light of this, Western Digital is reportedly developing a 20,000rpm Raptor hard drive – twice the speed of its current Raptor lineup – to counter the increasing popularity of SSDs. The drive is apparently a 2.5-inch model with a custom 3.5-inch ‘caddy’ similar to that of the recently announced VelociRaptor, which will act as both a heatsink for cooling and provide a stiff frame to counter vibration and to help with noise-reduction as well.
One particular drawback in today’s energy-conscious times, however, is that a 20K drive would need more electricity to spin it. But I can imagine enthusiasts who demand nothing but the best when it comes to performance would gladly buy one of these beasts.
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