Over the years Stealth Computer has integrated WD or Western Digital Raptor hard drives into some of our high performancewd_singleraptor.jpg machines. Customers that perform video/audio editing, code compiling and other disk intensive applications easily benefit from the performance gains.

Western Digital is back with a new, ground-up design dubbed the “VelociRaptor.” The drive has a pretty unique and rugged appearance. It is a 2.5 inch drive integrated into a cast metal 3.5” enterprise class mounting frame which acts to dissipate heat. The marketing folks at WD are calling it “the world’s fastest SATA hard drive”. They claim the 300GB drive to be 35% faster then its previous fastest model.

Specs: 10,000 RPM, SATA 3 GB/s interface and a 16 MB cache

We have not had the opportunity to get our hands on one of these babies yet however they are expected to ship later this month.

For the Western Digital Product overview Click Here