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To meet the demands of enterprise storage, Western Digital is the only company to combine an enterprise-class hard drive with the SATA interface to meet all the demands of the enterprise environment - reliability, performance, and reduced cost. Serial ATA is poised to replace Parallel SCSI in the mid-range, but only if there's a drive that can meet the performance and reliability requirements of that market. That drive is the WD Raptor! The WD Raptor is a new class of hard drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability and provides simplified connectivity, all at 30 percent less cost than Parallel SCSI drives.
Western Digital Raptor® WD360GD 36.7 GB SATA Hard Drive
pros: Lightning quick response!
cons: For some people, these may be a little noisy at times.
Raided Raptors Rock!
The "guts" of my current system consist of the following: a pair of Western Digital WD360GD Raptors... See Full Review
pros: Ease of installation Speed
cons: Seek/write noise
I purchased this drive to use as the primary drive to replace a 30.7 GB, 7,200 rpm Maxtor drive that... See Full Review
pros: Fast, quiet (for a 10k RPM drive)
cons: Small capacity, gets very hot, expensive
More like a Cheetah
Why the name "Raptor"? It isn't huge. It's fast! Why not a Cheetah? Oh, I think we just infringed on... See Full Review
pros: SPEED warranty SPEED quite SPEED
fast little devil
The Western Digital Raptor, 36.7 GB Hard Drive was built for speed. I mean that this is insanely fas... See Full Review
pros: Easy Installation
cons: Absolutely horrible performance; WD support is totally worthless
WD360 performance unpredictable; WD support worthless
Two and a half months ago, I purchased a new DFI LanParty motherboard utilizing the latest in Serial... See Full Review
pros: Fast. Excellent warrantee. Fast. No, I mean *really* fast.
cons: expensive. Hot. Makes your other hard drives feel pathetic.
The (second) Fastest non-scsi Drive available
It's been a fun ride in the desktop hardware bix these past few years, and it's pretty interesting t... See Full Review
pros: It's easy to install and runs very fast and quiet!
cons: I had nothing bad to say about this drive until a few days ago...
Western Digital Raptor 36G
When I first installed this baby it ran smooth and quiet! It was a very exciting event.....but how l... See Full Review
pros: Fast! 5 year Warranty.
cons: Runs quite hot, a bit on the noisy side, pricey.
Got the need for speed? Here you go!
I finally broke down and got one of these when I was building a new computer for myself. I never tho... See Full Review
Downside to Serial ATA
I bought one of these Serial ATA drives for a customer of mine. Straight from the package it was bro... See Full Review
pros: FAST FAST FAST, SCSI performance without SCSI price - SATA, 10000RPM
cons: low capacity - the end
If you want a fast hard drive, BUY THIS NOW!!!
Now that I raved a little about the product, I will get to the details. Capacity: This is not... See Full Review
|Spindle Speed||10000 RPM|
|HDD Form Factor||3.5' x 1/3H (Low Profile)|
|Sound Emission||36 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||576 Mbit/s|
|Special Features||S.M.A.R.T Technology|
|External Data Transfer Rate||150 MBps|
|Seek Time||5.2 ms|
|Buffer Size||8 MB|
|Interface (Detailed)||Serial ATA|
|Average Latency||3 ms|
|Release Date||May, 2003|