Western Digital Launches 450GB ($300), 600GB ($330) VelociRaptors

Western Digital logoWe first brought you info on the new Velociraptors back in January, but today Western Digital is finally ready to spill the beans on the new Velociraptor VR200M series. The new drives boast a 10,000 rpm spindle speed and can be had in 450GB and 600GB capacities.

The drives feature a 2.5" form-factor (albeit with a 15 mm height, so don't even think about trying to fit this into an average notebook computer). Most drives, however, will come with the IcePAK heatsink which allows the Velociraptors to fit into a 3.5" drive bay.

As with most new HDDs and SSDs announced today, the new Velociraptor VR200M series support the SATA 6Gb/sec standard. The new drives also feature a 32MB cache and a 200GB/platter.

Western Digital VelociRaptor

"WD is a leader in the performance and reliability of enterprise SATA hard drives," said Western Digital's Tom McDorman. "Demand for performance combined with an increase in capacity continues to rise and WD is the leader in this category. WD customers can rely on the new WD VelociRaptor to deliver high performance under the harshest conditions, while continuing to keep user data safe."

The 450 and 600GB Velociraptors have an MSRP of $299 and $329 respectively -- the drives also come with a five-year warranty.

Anand Shimpi has already reviewed the new Velociraptors and argues that while these are blazing fast hard drives, a large 7,200 rpm HDD plus an SSD boot drive would probably be the faster solution for most people.

Source: DailyTech

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