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WD Announces VelociRaptor The Worlds Fastest SATA Hard Drive

Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 07:39 AM | Monday, April 21, 2008 | (url: http://bittdaily....)

WD announced today that it is now shipping WD VelociRaptor hard drives, the next generation of its 10,000 RPM SATA "Raptor" series of drives. Designed with an enterprise-class foundation, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drive is modified specifically for PC and Mac enthusiasts and professional workstations. Destined to become the new high-performance favorite of these groups, the WD VelociRaptor hard drive comes packed with twice the capacity and a 35 percent performance increase over the previous generation.


04-21-08 - 08:07 AM
Sweet!
04-21-08 - 10:19 AM
I wonder if I could record 1080p from my camcorder straight to this drive? As of right now, I believe my only option is using 3 hard drives in a a RAID setup.
04-21-08 - 10:33 AM
I'm unsure of the transfer/write requirements of a 1080P camcorder. Do you currently own a raptor? the 36, 74 or 150 gig flavor? If so I would test the write speed on one of those. It should be very close write speed wise to this new beast.

As for the raid. You only need 2 drives for a raid 0 array, which is pretty much the fastest setup with a 32k stripe. Just pop in 2x 36gb raptors. That will give you a cheap n fast 74 gig setup that should keep up with your write requirements. Then move the vids to a large storage drive for editing ect...
04-21-08 - 06:06 PM
That sucks I just bought 2 of the older ones a couple months ago, but they rock in Raid 0.
04-21-08 - 09:22 PM
It is around 128mb per second. So whatever I end up doing, it will require a lot of storage.
04-22-08 - 08:50 AM
Originally posted by SuicideSnowman  
That sucks I just bought 2 of the older ones a couple months ago, but they rock in Raid 0.
That's because you're a sucker Josh.

:>
04-22-08 - 09:58 AM
Originally posted by Shadow(of)Death  
It is around 128mb per second. So whatever I end up doing, it will require a lot of storage.
Your gonna need raid to have that much sustained write speed.
This is from the wd VelociRaptor specs Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 120 MB/s (Sustained)
04-22-08 - 10:45 AM
Darn. Sooo close. Oh well. I'm sure I could pick up two older models for a good price. However the 2.5 inch in 2.5 inch heat sink would be really good for a mobile setup.
04-22-08 - 12:27 PM
if it's in a heatsink I wouldn't buy it for a laptop. You want shit that runs too cold in a laptop because there's such limited cooling ability.
04-22-08 - 02:15 PM
No I am talking about for a custom case for mobile filming. Although that would be pretty cool to put in a laptop, if it didn't overheat everything.
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