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While many are marking 2008 as the year of the solid-state hard drive, Western Digital seems to be saying if it doesn't spin, it's crap. The company is reportedly developing a 20,000rpm Raptor drive--double the rotational speed of its current Raptor lineup--to combat the increasing popularity of SSDs.

While a 20,000rpm drive might compete on performance with SSDs and offer greater capacity, it would seem to be moving in the opposite direction when it comes to energy efficiency--another chief benefit of the SSD set. Also, heat and noise concerns grow as the revolutions per minute increase. To the end, Western Digital is said to be working on housing that will not only dissipate the heat output, but also dampen the noise. The drive will reportedly feature the same design as the VelociRaptor--2.5-inch platters inside a 3.5-inch enclosure.
http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9961849-1.html




Lol, "if it doesn't spin, it's crap"
Edited by dieanotherday - 6/25/08 at 7:17am
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They are gonna have to start reinforcing HDD casings at those speeds lol
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Your case is going to bounce off the desk..
And if you bolt the case down, the drive will rattle your CPU out of the socket.
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post #4 of 55
Maybe they will have to start making Hard drives out of a gel type substance to absorb the vibrations
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post #5 of 55
meh , the boat is sinking and they don't see it.
another benefiet of the SSD is the response times , something that simply isn't possible with a normal hard-drive.
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The platters are going to fly out
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Crazy.. i wonder if we can see 30 000 or 40 000 rpm drives too?
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They are going to have to make the platters like 1"
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