Western Digital released a 320GB VelociRaptor a few months ago which was essentially a 10,000 RPM 2.5″ hard drive in an enclosure that was 3.5″ which left me wondering how long it would take for Western Digital to release a true 2.5″ version of it.
The day has finally come, Western Digital is soon beginning selling 10,000 RPM 2.5″ 300GB hard drives for low-power, high-performance blade server applications. The drives are specially designed to fit nicely within 1U and 2U rack servers.
Not only does this VelociRaptor consume 35% less power than previous Raptor drives but this one also has 16MB of cache and a 1.4 million mean time before failure rating.
The price is not yet announced but the drives will be available later this month.