WD VelociRaptor drives offer maximum speed, low power consumption, and cool operation perfect for blade servers, performance enthusiast systems, workstations,...... more
WD VelociRaptor drives offer maximum speed, low power consumption, and cool operation perfect for blade servers, performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers Product Description WD VelociRaptor WD1500BLFS - hard drive - 150 GB - SATA-300 Type Hard drive - internal Form Factor 2.5" Dimensions (WxDxH) 7 cm x 10 cm x 1.5 cm Weight 219 g Capacity 150 GB
Advantages: Fastest Hard Drive in the world! Disadvantages: Bit of a price tag
...Western Digital have been one of the top dogs in HDD production for many years now but with the release of their new Raptor HDD they secured their place in history as the company that made the fastest HDD in the world! The WD Raptor spins at 10,000 RPM (most HDD only spin at 7,200) which makes it the fastest HDD in the world right now.
I got my new 150GB WD Raptor from Overclockers...
Advantages: Fast, Easy Disadvantages: Expensive, Noisy, Small Capacity
...Western Digital Raptor 74GB
This 74 GB hard drive may be a little too small now for a lot of people. For the same price you can get your hands on a (non raptor) two hundred gigabyte+ drive.
On the other hand, it?s plenty of room if you are only planning to install your operating system and useful programs. These hard drives aren?t really meant for storing all your mp3?s...
...and processor at 150MHz which is 50MHz faster than most standard hard drives.
It spins at 10,000rpm. This means programs load quicker, it is also incredably useful for people who do video editing due to the quicker access times that the fast spin provides although those sorts of people may want to consider its bigger brother which has 74gb capacity.
The physical design of the product is outstanging...