The WD Raptor has evolved! PC enthusiasts' favorite 10,000 RPM SATA drive is now faster than ever.
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Engineered for maximum speed! WD VelociRaptor, the newest member of our unique class of 10,000 RPM SATA hard drives, combines a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver performance that's up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother.
Killer speed -
Built on the performance bloodlines of WD Raptor, these 10,000 RPM drives, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache deliver mind-bending performance. Not only are they 35% faster than the previous generation WD Raptor drives, but they also beat out all other competitors in the field.
Rock-solid reliability -
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.
Double the capacity -
State-of-the-art technology packs twice the capacity per disk compared to its older brother WD Raptor resulting in up to 300 GB of high-performance storage space in this enterprise-class 2.5-inch drive.
Ultra-cool operation -
WD VelociRaptor consumes 35% less power than the previous generation of WD Raptor.
IcePack mounting frame -
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 (RAFF) -
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
NoTouch ramp load technology -
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.
Performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and servers
SATA interface connector on motherboard or SATA host controller*
Available 3.5-inch internal drive bay
*Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
|Rotational Speed||10,000 RPM (nominal)|
|Buffer Size||16 MB|
|Average Latency||3.00 ms (nominal)|
|Load/unload Cycles||50,000 minimum|
|Read Seek Time||4.2 ms|
|Write Seek Time||4.7 ms (average)|
|Track-To-Track Seek Time||0.7 ms (average)|
|Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)||3 Gb/s (Max)|
|Formatted Capacity||300,069 MB|
|Interface||SATA 3 Gb/s|
|User Sectors Per Drive||586,072,368|
|As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second. |