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    http://www.dailytech.com/Western+Dig...ticle17194.htm

    WDC has decided that it is time for a refresh in order to push its capacity advantage further, and is currently developing its fifth generation Raptor. It will also be a 10k RPM drive, but will utilize advances in areal density to achieve a 600GB capacity with two platters. The new drive will also have "a significantly larger cache", but our source won't specify whether it was 32MB or 64MB. The best part will be the pricing, as it will launch at close to the original launch price of the 300GB VelociRaptor. A new single platter 300GB version will follow later on.
    I love my Velociraptor, but I don't think I will be buying another. My next purchase will most likely be SSDs.

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    I was expecting the next VelociRaptor from WD to be some high end flagship SSD...Boring :rolleyes:

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    Its good that they raising the capacity in time 7200rpm hdd's will be replaced by these.Imagine having an ssd for main and a 1tb velociraptor for data storage.

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    A 600GB Raptor for $199 is a hell of a deal no matter how you look at it, two of them in raid 0 is going to be fast, not as fast as an SSD, but look at all the storage 1.2TB at 10,000RPM

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    Can't compete with any SSD, but at that price I dunno.......it's ok for a primary drive I suppose but it's too expensive for a storage drive.

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