Western Digital announced today the new WD VelociRaptor hard drive touting 10,000 RPM and 3Gbps SATA interface in an enterprise-class 2.5-inch form factor for blade servers and 1U and 2U rack servers. It also boasts 16MB of cache and a 1.4 million mean time before failure rating.
The newest WD VelociRaptor hard drive is built for business-critical applications with enterprise-class mechanics and packs up to 300 GB of capacity into the enterprise small form factor bays, while consuming 35 percent less power than the previous-generation WD Raptor drive.
â€œWD’s new WD VelociRaptor, designed specifically for the enterprise in an energy efficient 2.5-inch form factor, gives system OEMs and end users a new storage option to consider to meet growing storage requirements, â€ said John Rydning, IDC’s research director for hard disk drives.
No word on pricing yet, but word has it that the new VelociRaptor will be available later this month.
[Site: Western Digital]