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Western Digital plans release of 150GB 10,000RPM drive
by Justin Mann on Fri 23 Dec 2005, 11:13 AM
One of the most popular drives for enthusiasts has been Western Digital's Raptor, a way for home and small office users to have a 10,000RPM drive somewhat cheaper than a comparable SCSI drive. The only downside to the faster disks, besides a higher rate of failure, was capacity. The faster spindle speed, often coupled with striping, brings much-needed speed to a modern computers biggest bottleneck. The largest currently available in the line is 72GB, while it still carries a price tag that is more than a standard 200GB disk. Western Digital is planning the release of the WD1500AD, a 16MB cache 10,000RPM NCQ-supporting beast, with a large capacity of 150GB. It supports SATA-II, and will retail for $380. Pretty steep for a disk, but it promises incredible speed and likely will help bring prices of other 10k disks down. Seagate will probably soon follow suit with their Cheetah line.
Here is a link to the techspot.com piece:

http://www.techspot.com/news/19875-W...RPM-drive.html
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When this comes out the raptor's price will go down and that's when I'll get one(raptor).
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When this comes out the raptor's price will go down and that's when I'll get one(raptor).
lol no it wont. This is just a continuation of the Raptor line. Its just gonna cost more than a 74gb drive.
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Hey jori before you speak to fast read the article.
It supports SATA-II, and will retail for $380. Pretty steep for a disk, but it promises incredible speed and likely will help bring prices of other 10k disks down
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Hey jori before you speak to fast read the article.
It supports SATA-II, and will retail for $380. Pretty steep for a disk, but it promises incredible speed and likely will help bring prices of other 10k disks down
thank you
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I don't see how it will make a diff with lower capacity disks... it's the same company, so I don't think that's very true.
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Hey jori before you speak to fast read the article.
It supports SATA-II, and will retail for $380. Pretty steep for a disk, but it promises incredible speed and likely will help bring prices of other 10k disks down
How? A 36.7 gb raptor is like $100, a 74 is $150.. This new disc is simply more storage on a faster drive. Its likely alot harder to get that much storage on that drive than the others; thus the premium. So I dont speak to fast.
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All I can say is that I can't wait to see what these can do!

But $380 is a bit much
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After looking around I found that for $320 you can't get a drive that's got a 16 mb cache and 150gb and the rpms, it just doesn't exitist......yet.
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After looking around I found that for $320 you can't get a drive that's got a 16 mb cache and 150gb and the rpms, it just doesn't exitist......yet.
err.. duh? This is what this article is about lol. For $320 you can get 16mb of cache and more storage though.
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