WESTERN Digital has introduced its latest generation of super fast hard drives, the VelociRaptors.
The VelociRaptor has a spin speed of 10,000rpm (rotations per minute) and SATA interface of 6Gbs (gigabits pers second) which makes it great for write-intensive use such as games as well as managing large photos and editing videos.
The hard disk has a 2.5in form factor and is packed in a 3.5in IcePack enclosure which has built-in heatsinks to keep the drive cool when running at high speeds. The enclsoure also ensures that the drive can be slotted into any desktop computers.
The hard drives have also been redesigned to consume less power while idle. Other features include NoTouch ramp load technology which ensures the head never touches the disk media so there is significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
The hard drives are available for both PC and Mac computers, and in capacities of 1TB (RM1,099), 500GB (RM699) and 250GB (RM549). - CHONG JINN XIUNG