WD shipping 600GB VelociRaptor SATA drives

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#1

I just posted the article WD shipping 600GB VelociRaptor SATA drives.

Western Digital is now shipping the 450GB and 600GB VelociRaptor SATA HDD, with the high-performance 2.5-inch HDD able to fit into 3.5-inch drive bays using the custom IcePack enclosure.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/wd-shipping-600gb-velociraptor-sata-drives-28098/](http://www.myce.com/news/wd-shipping-600gb-velociraptor-sata-drives-28098/)

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#2

Good capacity but expensive, as an OS drive this doesn’t make much sense, as an SSD will leave it for dead.
As a storage drive, the Samsung F3 is as fast, has greater capacity and is much much cheaper.


#3

I think this is good for people who aren’t quite ready to jump on the SSD bandwagon but still want speed. SSDs are still very expensive and not everyone wants the SSD(OS)/HDD(storage) combo. Nice to see WD giving us another option. I see this product as a compromise, but do wish it was a bit cheaper.


#4

I would prefer an SSD for OS and one eco friendly or what ever they call those disc that work on 5900 rpm for storage.


#5

I think the “IcePack” enclosure is pretty interesting…


#6

Expensive and not for OS and Storage


#7

[QUOTE=Dee;2508156]As a storage drive, the Samsung F3 is as fast, has greater capacity and is much much cheaper.[/QUOTE] The WD VelociRaptor is built for enterprise use - running business critical stuff reliably 24/7/365.

The Samsung F3, as far as I can tell, is built for simple desktop use.

Comparing prices for hardware meant for such different purposes is misleading.


#8

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2508471]The WD VelociRaptor is built for enterprise use - running business critical stuff reliably 24/7/365.

The Samsung F3, as far as I can tell, is built for simple desktop use.

Comparing prices for hardware meant for such different purposes is misleading.[/QUOTE]I was speaking from a consumer/enthusiast perspective, although i do see your point.


#9

in stock Newegg $279.99ea
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555


#10

For 119.99USD you can have on of these if you have an SATA6 connection, same as the new Vraptor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm_re=western_digital_caviar_black--22-136-533--Product This drive is fast. Plus its got a 5 year warrantee.


#11

Personally if I wanted 24/7/365 service from a drive I’d get one of the WD “AV” series drives.
as they are intended for constant run/constant write for surveilance video.
and some of the places those drives get installed can get pretty warm…
because they want secure and “cool” gets forgotten

I don’t know what market the VelociRaptor drives really fill, technically, but I know the “appeal” to have somethoing [I]fast[/I] is mostly emotional because for the vast majority of people the difference in speed is undetectable.

And I just ordered a drive a few minutes ago… a WD Scorpio Black 750Gb 32mb Cache drive… NewEgg had them on free shipping, plus there was a promo code for $15-off (EMCYRYT32) so the drive shipped was only $64.95 and that was simply too good to pass on.

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#12

[QUOTE=alan1476;2508912]For 119.99USD you can have on of these if you have an SATA6 connection, same as the new Vraptor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm_re=western_digital_caviar_black--22-136-533--Product This drive is fast. Plus its got a 5 year warrantee.[/QUOTE]

I own two from Microcenter $114.99
it isn’t faster with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131610
maybe Samsung F3 is much faster ?
need onboard SATA 3.0 Mother board …
( still don’t have F3 )


#13

Most SSD in SouthAfrica has a 1 year warrantee
Bottom Line

If you want affordable high-capacity storage with the performance of a mid-range SSD and no long-term speed degradation, twin 600GB Western Digital VelociRaptors in RAID 0 are a great way to go… Ad another HDD for backup.