Who says that HDDs canâ€™t compete with Flash-based Solid-state drives? Apparently not Western Digital, that is rumored to be working on a whooping 20K RPM Raptor hard drive. According to several sources inside the hard drive industry, the storage manufacturer is trying to combat the increasing pressure from SSD manufacturers and also to prove that it can still offer high-performance hard disk
With all the talks that have been going on about SSDs and the fact that they are going to be financially affordable in the next year and a half, Western Digital has to find a way to compete with names like Seagate, TDK or Intel, all of which have already taken the first steps into the future. And it appears that the company is putting all of its hopes into the Raptor lineup, which has some of the most high-performance-rated products available on the market.
Edited by MasterShake - 6/6/08 at 8:15am