Western Digital Working on 20,000 RPM Hard Drive

6 June 2008 By Madhur

Western Digital Raptor Hard Disk

According to several sources in hard drive industry, Western Digital is working on a 20,00 RPM Raptor hard drive to challenge the SSD (Solid State Drives) manufacturers as SSDs will become affordable in the next 12 to 18 months.

The new “Raptor” hard drive will be similar to the VelociRaptor hard drive which was recently released by Western Digital. It will be a 2.5 inch drive which will be inside a 3.5 inch custom box so that it can be “silent”. However, it will be difficult to achieve the “silent” in a disk spinning at 20,000 RPM. One more problem that they could encounter is the vibrations that is bound to happen in a speed of 20,000 RPM. And they will also require a lot of power.

Considering all these can be overcome, it will really be a good product to challenge SSD which are also expected to get efficient in the coming years.

via Bit-Tech

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james braselton says:

hi there some people saying they want a 150 gb 20,000 rpm voloci-raptor i want a terabyte 20,000 rpm voloci-raptor for my sony ps3

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