I have been informed that the WDÂ® Launches the newest WD VELOCIRAPTORÂ® â€“ with twice the capacity with 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, 600 GB, 6 Gb/s SATA Hard Drive Delivers High Performance and Capacity for Both Enthusiast and Enterprise Customers.
Wester Digital starts shipping the product to Philippines starting April 6, 2010. This might be a late information but better late than never 🙂
The new WD VelociRaptor hard drive is designed for blade servers, high-performance PCs, MacÂ® computers, professional workstations, as well as 1U and 2U rack servers that require a balance of high performance and capacity. As the only 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive on the market today, and a favorite amongst enthusiast and enterprise groups, the WD VelociRaptor hard drive now comes packed with twice the capacity and up to 15% performance increase over the previous generation.
Here are the features of the WD VELOCIRAPTOR as provided to me,
- Killer speed â€“ SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache enhance the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation.
- Monstrous capacity â€“ WD VelociRaptor SATA drives are available in capacities up to 600 GB, double the capacity of the previous generation.
- Rock-solid reliability â€“ Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.
- Ultra-cool operation â€“ Consumes no more power than the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering double the capacity and higher performance.
- IcePack mounting frame â€“ The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.
- Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFFâ„¢) â€“ Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
- NoTouchâ„¢ ramp load technology â€“ The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
- Environmentally conscious â€“ In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.
Price as follows :
WD VelociRaptor (model WD4500HLHX and WD6000HLHX â€“ 3.5-inch version with IcePack) hard drives are available now at Axis Global Technologies, Inc. and ATP Peripherals (Phils.). WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drives (model WD4500BLHX and WD6000BLHX) are under evaluation with OEM customers and will be available through select commercial distributors within this quarter. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD VelociRaptor 450 GB (model WD4500HLHX) is Php 13,754.00 and the 600 GB (model WD6000HLHX) is Php 15,134.00.