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WD News: 1TB Velociraptor SATA

If anything, Western Digital doesn’t seem to rest from making innovative advancements in storage technology. This new 1TB Velociraptor variant speaks of the most spacious among their fastest 10k RPM units.

The design includes an integrated heat sink which combined still fits into standard 3.5 ports. At a low of 7.2k for their 250GB and a high of 13.8k for the 1TB, it stands to compete with SSDs for speedy startup and resume sessions especially incremental workflow efficiency for professionals and workstation units.

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Western Digital has done it again, adding another state-of-the-art drive to its roster of high-performance hard drives. The new WD VelociRaptor® 1 TB hard drive has landed, with the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard drive on the market today. The WD Velociraptor delivers an unmatched combination of performance, capacity and reliability, which makes it still the undefeated and ultimate drive for power users.

This high-speed gadget sets its course on the creative professionals; it is designed for high-performance PCs, Mac® computers and professional workstations that require a balance of high performance and capacity. Word has it that the WD VelociRaptor will also come in capacities of 500 GB and 250 GB.

Creative professionals use write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files. The WD Velociraptor is just the right hard drive for the photographers, videographers and digital artists, whatever their areas of expertise, be it a meticulous wedding photographer to the fierce fashion director and travel documentary videographers. One can never go wrong with the excellent performance the WD Velociraptor 1 TB provides.

WD, being a leader of eco-conscious hard drives adds a feature in this powerful gadget. What makes it different from other drives is its ultra-cool operation, making it consume less idle power, but uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering greater capacity and performance. The WD Velociraptor also comes with a halogen-free design, making this generation of WD hard drive environment-friendly.

WD VelociRaptor’s outstanding read and write performance across the entire disk capacity make it a perfect match for the creative professional and enthusiast who want to optimize their tools, enhance productivity, and increase storage space at the same time. The WD VelociRaptor 2.5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack™ enclosure, a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink – a factory customization that fits the drive into a standard 3.5-inch system bay and keeps the powerful drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop or workstation system.

The MSRP for the WD VelociRaptor 1 TB is Php 13, 795.00, the 500 GB version is Php 9, 295.00 and the 250 GB version is Php 7, 195.00.

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