Western Digital announces new 1TB VelociRaptor hard drive

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If you have been reading a lot of tech news and are well adept in the world of computers, then you might have already heard about the Western Digital VelociRaptor. This hard drive can be considered to be one of WD’s best products as it is not only more robust but s more efficient and faster as compared with any of the other drives that they have.

As time passes, new upgrades have been made to the VelociRaptor so that it would not only support the latest technology, but is also faster than its predecessor. Previously, a 1TB version was not made available but that changed when WD released a new variant that has the aforementioned capacity. However, the 1TB VelociRaptor doesn’t come in cheap because it cost $320. You can also get the 250GB version at a price of only $160. The new VelociRaptor by Western Digital also have native support for the new SATA 6Gb/s interface as well.

One of the few good things that you can expect from the VelociRaptor is an improved random access as well as speeds up to 206MB/s thanks to its 10,000 RPM speed. Although this might not be as fast as an SSD, it is still a cheaper alternative especially for normal usage.


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