The PC enthusiasts' favorite 10,000 RPM hard drive is still the fastest, most dangerous carnivore around - now with an ultra-fast 32 MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface and twice the capacity of previous generations.
Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing.
With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. In addition, these drives feature a 5-year limited warranty.
State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling.
WD VelociRaptor hard drives deliver maximum speed and reliability for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 RPM spin speed, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a 32 MB cache, these drives are truly an evolution in performance.
Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance.
Advanced Format (AF) .
Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF).
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
IcePack mounting frame.
The 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop 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.
Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL).
Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.
In addition to being RoHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor also provides a halogen-free design.
High-performance computing, 3D rendering, digital content creation and editing, scientific computing and image management.
SATA 6 Gb/s
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)
6 Gb/s (Max)
User Sectors Per Drive
Operating Shock (Read)
65G, 2 ms
300G, 2 ms
30 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0
37 dBA (average)
41° F to 131° F
-40° F to 158° F
5° C to 55° C
-40° C to 70° C
Models WD1000CHTZ, WD5000BHTZ and WD2500BHTZ are available on a build to order basis, contact your WD Sales representative for more information.
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