Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 16 April 2012 14:32

Western Digital rolls out 1TB VelociRaptor HDD

Written by Slobodan Simic

wd logo

US $319.99 for 1TB 10k RPM HDD


Western Digital has unveiled yet another member of its VelociRaptor line of speedy HDDs, the 1TB WD VelociRaptor. The new 1TB model will be joining the previously released 500 and 250GB model and will, just as its predecessors, be a 2.5-inch HDD that comes with a 3.5-inch mounting frame/heatsink.

The new WD VelociRaptor 1TB HDD, or model WD1000DHTZ, features SATA 6Gbps interface, packs 64MB of cache and spins at 10,000 RPM. Thanks to, what WD calls, Advanced Format Technology, we now have the highest capacity 10,000RPM HDD on the market. It also feature rock-solid reliability due to design and manufacture workstation standards, has ultra-cool operation, has rotary acceleration feed forward (RAFF) optimizations for operation and performance when drives are sued in vibration-prone chassis, and NoTouch ramp load technology for less weak on the recording head and better drive protection in transit.

As it was the case with its 250 and 500GB predecessors, the new 1TB WD VelociRaptor HDD is also a 2.5-inch HDD packed in the IcePack 3.5-inch enclosure that doubles as a heatsink. According to WD, the new 1TB WD VelociRaptor should already be available with an MSRP of US $319,99 for the 1TB, while older 500 and 250GB ones should go for US $209.99 and US $159.99.

Anandtech.com managed to get their hands on one of these new VelociRaptor HDDs, and it ends up to be the fastest client HDD on the market. The only problem for such an HDD is that SSDs are faster and becoming cheaper. Of course, 1TB of capacity is certainly VelociRaptor's key advantage.

 wd velociraptor1tb 1

Last modified on Monday, 16 April 2012 16:16
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments