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    Posted: Apr/21/2008 at 4:41pm
Western Digital is now shipping the next generation of its 10,000 RPM "Raptor" series drives.

The new drive doubles the previous capacity to 300 GB and picks up a 35 percent performance increase.

The new WD VelociRaptor is a SATA hard drive built in a 2.5-inch form factor that's encased in a special built-in "IcePack" heat sink that will only work with desktop and tower computer. The IcePack is necessary to keep the drive cool enough to operate normally.

Laptops won't be able to use the drive without the bulky heat sink and the power drain on the battery would render this drive useless for laptop.


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Nice.
 
Any chance you know how much cache these have?
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16 meg cache



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote arwendt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2008 at 3:56pm
I figured as much, so now once again the questin will be how will they compare against the new 7200 rpm drives with 32m of cacahe that are for sure going to be way less expensive.
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and whats the price difference
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