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Western Digital VelociRaptor


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The Western Digital VelociRaptor Serial ATA hard drive has a 10000 RPM speed. It features a 16MB buffer, 3Gb/s transfer rate, 4.2ms average read seek time, 4.7ms average write seek time. 120MB/s sustained data rate. 1.2 million hr MTTF. 5 year warranty.


Western Digital VelociRaptor Reviews Rating: 92 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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"Based on the current condition of the desktop storage sector, it's still very much a hard drive heavy world. While SSD technology will undoubtedly replace HDDs one day, the 300GB Western Digital..."

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"The Western Digital VelociRaptor with its blazing speed, best all around performance, and coolness factor devours the other drives we tested. If we turned our backs on the VelociRaptors we're..."

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"Therefs still the nagging issue of SATA standards, and how this drive breaks them by design. The rear connectors make this drive very difficult to install in a 3.5 hotswap bay, or on a backplane..."

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Hardware Secrets on

"For the user that is building a high-end PC and money isn’t a problem, Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS is a no-brainer: it is probably the fastest hard disk drive around for desktop PCs...."

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Hot Hardware on

"Although they've been relatively quiet on the enthusiast front for quite a while, the Velociraptor proves Western Digital still knows how to produce high performance products for power users. From..."

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