Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 07:18

600GB VelociRaptor on tap for WD

Written by David Stellmack

Image

10K RPM SATA drive expected later this year

Western Digital will be expanding its high-performance 10K RPM SATA drive VelociRaptor series drives with a new 600GB model that is expected to arrive later this year.

While no actual release details are available yet, WD will be moving to a 600GB two-platter design that will bump up the cache and is expected to use the latest 6Gbps SATA interface, although the interface selection has yet to be officially confirmed.

WD sees the market for a high performance hard drive solution to continue to be a very good balance between space and price when compared to SSD options. The latest 600GB VelociRaptor will represent the fifth generation in the Raptor product line. The increase in size is possible due to advances in areal density, and a single platter 300GB VelociRaptor will be released after the 600GB two-platter version arrives.

Perhaps the most interesting note is that the 600GB model is expected to retail for close to the same price that the current 300GB two-platter model VelociRaptor is selling for. This, of course, just goes to show how much of a value the 600GB model will be when released. While no release date was announced, it is expected that it will arrive in the next couple of months or likely in the spring, according to our sources.

Last modified on Wednesday, 06 January 2010 10:46
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments