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Western Digital VelociRaptor

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WD VelociRaptor

The WD VelociRaptor is a hard drive available in 450 GB and 600 GB capacity, with 10,000 RPM spin speed and is designed for blade servers, high-performance PCs, Mac® computers, professional workstations, as well as 1U and 2U rack servers. The WD VelociRaptor hard drive is built with enterprise-class mechanics and is also available in the IcePack™* enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink which makes it compatible with a standard 3.5-inch system bay. The WD Veloc…

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WD VelociRaptor

The WD VelociRaptor is a hard drive available in 450 GB and 600 GB capacity, with 10,000 RPM spin speed and is designed for blade servers, high-performance PCs, Mac® computers, professional workstations, as well as 1U and 2U rack servers. The WD VelociRaptor hard drive is built with enterprise-class mechanics and is also available in the IcePack™* enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink which makes it compatible with a standard 3.5-inch system bay. The WD VelociRaptor 450GB abd 600 GB (model WD4500HLHX and WD6000HLHX - 3.5-inch version with IcePack) hard drives are available$299 USD and $329 USD respectively. The 2.5-inch hard drives (model WD4500BLHX and WD6000BLHX) will be available through select commercial distributors within quarte2r.

Features

The WD VelociRaptor hard drive features SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache with 10,000 RPM spin speed. Available in capacities up to 600 GB, which is double the capacity of the previous generations, the VelociRaptor is designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards which provide durability in high duty cycle environments. It has up to 1.4 million hours MTBF, it comes in optional IcePack mounting frame wher 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 the drive cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. Other features on the WD VelociRaptor include Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) which optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis; and NoTouch™ ramp load technology where the recording head never touches the disk media which gives less wear to the recording head and media as well as drive protection in transit. The hard drive is a halogen-free unit and is compliant with RoHS standards.

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