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Western Digital's desktop flagship, the 300GB, 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor may be getting two brothers very soon as (unwillingly) revealed by WD.com's support page. Although no announcement was made, WD is apparently planning to release 74GB and 150GB VelociRaptor models to replace the older and quite grey Raptors with the same capacities.

Just like the 300GB drive, the lower-cost, lower-capacity VelociRaptors should be 2.5-inch drives equipped with IcePack heatsinks and featuring SATA 3.0 Gbps connection interfaces and 16 MB of buffer.
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nice
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Hmmn, Depending on price, I could try and get a 150Gb model, or 74Gb...
    
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omg finally!! yes!! 3.o gbps!
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Wrong link.
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74Gb velociraptor for 74$? I'd snatch that in a second.
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whered you find 74gb for 74 dollars
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I doubt the reduced capacity drives will be as cheap as you hope. A lot of the hardware cost in raptors is in the high quality controller devices and such and not so much in the platters. At least that's my guess since 74gb raptors cost like 80% as much as 150gbs... the 300gb model will probably be the most cost effective.
    
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whered you find 74gb for 74 dollars
no where, I meant if WD sells 74GB Velocirapotors I'd be all over them.
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