Bursting with flavour
Subject: Storage | April 21, 2008 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Who knew VelociRaptors would be so well received, after all that bad press they got from Spielburg? Western Digital's new take on the Raptor series is a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" container, most of which is heatsink. The burst speed on this drive isn't quite double that of the RaptorX, but it is close enough; HD Tach 22.214.171.124 puts it at 247.8MB/s compared to 132.7, and the Random Access Time has dropped by 1.2ms at the same time. Read Ryan's full review of this brilliant SATA 3.0 GB/s update to WD's Raptor line.
"What can you really say after seeing all of those benchmarks and tests? Without a doubt the new Western Digital
VelociRaptor 300GB drive is the fastest hard drive we have ever tested. The upgrade of the Raptor line to the SATA 3.0
GB/s specification was well overdue and you can clearly see that at least part of the performance boost was due to that
change. With burst speeds of 247 MB/s and sustained transfers over 110 MB/s the VelociRaptor is the best enthusiast
hard drive you'll find for any application we can think of - games, boot times, video encoding, etc."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR150 hard drive @
The Tech Report
- Western Digital
Velociraptor 10K RPM 300GB Hard Drive @ HotHardware
- Protect Your Data the Cheap and
Easy Way @ ExtremeTech
- Super Talent Pico 8GB @ DV
TS01B - RFID Protected HDD Enclosure @ Metku
- Supertalent 8GB USB Pico
Flash Drive @ Rbmods
- Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS2UTN+
Review @ OCIA
- MTRON PRO
32GB 2.5 SATA SSD @ TweakTown
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