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Thread: WD Launches Newest VelociRaptor, The Fastest SATA Hard Drive

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    Default WD Launches Newest VelociRaptor, The Fastest SATA Hard Drive

    WD announced today that it is now shipping WD VelociRaptor 450 GB and 600 GB hard drives, the next generation of its 10,000 RPM SATA family of hard drives.

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    Still not seeing any on-line sellers with it yet.

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    I'm actually finding these drives rather pointless. And I don't mean because of SSDs. They just aren't fast enough to warrant the purchase over a pair of standard 1TB+ drives (which are also quieter). I'm not sure why WD bothered. If I'm wrong, can someone enlighten me?

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    Stop gap to bring attention to their primary business, which is traditional platter hard drives? With the utterly massive speed increase of SSDs, I can't see the point either unless you RAID 0 at least 2 Velociraptors. Go with an SSD for OS/programs, then a 1TB+ for storage and backup. I agree.

    Every time I have to go bench on a system with an HDD instead of an SSD, I want to cry. Soooooooo slow.

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