Western Digital Announces 150 GB Raptors

Subject: Storage | January 3, 2006 - 08:45 PM |

Yes!!!  More information available at their website.  These new drives will support NCQ, have a 16 MB buffer, spin at the same 10k RPM and come at a cost of $309 MSRP.


World's Highest Performance SATA Hard Drive Also has Double the Cache, Additional Features for Enterprise Applications

LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 3, 2006 Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it has doubled the capacity of its next-generation 10,000 RPM WD Raptor® enterprise Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive to 150 GB and has increased the performance of the popular drive with additional features for server and networked storage applications.

Enterprise storage system vendors are increasingly embracing SATA hard drives as a reliable and cost-effective choice for servers and storage systems. When WD originally introduced the WD Raptor its first SATA drive in 2003, approximately 14 percent of hard drives used in multi-user applications were SATA technology, according to Gartner. The market research firm expects that portion to grow to 19 percent in 2005 and 30 percent by 2009.

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