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From the secret performance labs at WD comes the revolutionary WD Raptor X SATA hard drive, the first ever drive with a view. Offspring of the immensely popular WD Raptor, fastest SATA drive on the planet, WD Raptor X focuses a large, crystal-clear lens on the drive to let you see into the inner workings and witness the drive in action.
Western Digital Raptor® X WD1500AHFD 150 GB SATA Hard Drive (Retail Version)
pros: Clear Polycarbonate cover that allows you to see the drive work. Fast. 5 year warranty.
cons: Expensive. Somewhat loud. Runs warm. Did I mention expensive? Doesn't offer a clear speed advantage.
The Western Digital 150Gb Raptor X - Starting to Show its Age
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pros: PERFORMANCE, NCQ, 10k RPM, 16 MB Cache ... it's fast!
cons: EXPENSIVE, SATA/150 "only", (window will be hidden inside computer)
WD RAPTOR X: With ferocious bite!
Raptors may have been extinct for millions of years but their latest resurrection by Western Digital... See Full Review
|Spindle Speed||10000 RPM|
|HDD Form Factor||3.5'|
|Sound Emission||46 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||672 Mbit/s|
|External Data Transfer Rate||150 MBps|
|Seek Time||4.6 ms|
|Buffer Size||16 MB|
|Interface (Detailed)||Serial ATA|
|Average Latency||3 ms|
|Release Date||January, 2006|