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WD VelociRaptor Reaches New Performance Peak with 1TB Model
By Joy Hou - on 13 Jun 2012, 1:55pm

WD VelociRaptor Reaches New Performance Peak with 1TB Model

Western Digital is now shipping the new WD VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive.

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The largest capacity 10,000RPM hard drive on the market to date, it was designed for high-performance PCs, Mac computers and professional workstations which require a balance of high performance and capacity. The WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink - a factory customization that fits the drive into a standard 3.5-inch system bay and keeps the powerful drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop or workstation system.

The WD VelociRaptor also comes in capacities of 500GB and 250GB. The hard drives are backed by a five-year limited warranty and are available at Disty information and Achieva Technology Pte Ltd.

WD VelociRaptor Pricing
1TB (model #: WD1000DHTZ) S$429.99
500GB (model #: WD5000HHTZ) S$289.99
250GB (model #: WD2500HHTZ) S$219.99

Read on for the full press release.


10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, 6 Gb/s SATA Hard Drive Gets Performance and Capacity Boost to Offer the Ultimate Storage Experience for Demanding PC Enthusiasts

SINGAPORE – Western Digital today announced it is now shipping the new WD VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive, the latest addition to its award-winning drive family, the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard drive on the market today. Designed for high-performance PCs, Mac computers and professional workstations that require a balance of high performance and capacity, the WD VelociRaptor drive is a favorite among enthusiasts and creative professionals. The WD VelociRaptor will also come in capacities of 500GB and 250GB.

Leveraging enterprise-class mechanics to provide 24x7 durability under high-performance workloads, the new WD VelociRaptor 1 TB hard drive is geared for creative professionals who demand the ultimate SATA drive. Creative pros use write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files; for example, video editing and digital content creation and management, which ultimately put a strain on storage devices that utilize write-challenged NAND memory for performance enhancement. WD VelociRaptor’s outstanding read and write performance across the entire disk capacity make it a perfect match for the creative professional and enthusiast who want to optimize their tools, enhance productivity, and increase storage space at the same time.

The WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink - a factory customization that fits the drive into a standard 3.5-inch system bay and keeps the powerful drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop or workstation system.

Features of the WD VelociRaptor hard drives include:

  • Super speed - SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache optimize the 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor.
  • Higher capacity - WD VelociRaptor SATA hard drives employ Advanced Format Technology to achieve capacities up to 1 TB.
  • Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to workstation standards to deliver stellar reliability in high workload environments.
  • Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering greater capacity and performance.
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
  • NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection when in transit.
  • Environmentally conscious - In addition to being RoHS-compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.

Price and Availability
WD VelociRaptor hard drives are available now at Disty information and Achieva Technology Pte Ltd, and come with a five-year limited warranty. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD VelociRaptor 1 TB (model #: WD1000DHTZ) is S$429.99, the 500 GB version (model #: WD5000HHTZ) is S$289.99 and the 250 GB version (model #: WD2500HHTZ) is S$219.99.


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