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WD VelociRator 10K Drives

June 6th, 2008

Western Digital has released an upgrade to the very popular Raptor line of hard drives. Raptor drives are the only SATA drives that run at 10,000RPM. These new VelociRaptor drives make an excellent choice for Boot Drive, Cache and Scratch disks for Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, etc. Speeds are 20-30% faster than the best 7200 RPM drives on the market.

Velociraptor Specs
300GB | SATA II | 10K RPM | 2.5” (with 3.5” Cooling Adapter)

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This may be the last post I make on spinning hard drives for Boot, Cache, and Scratch Disks. Solid State Drives (SSD) are the way to go for a high end Digital Imaging Workstation. I’m posting this because solid state drives are still a bit small and more than a bit pricey for the majority of photographers.
See my next post for more on SSD and for more info on hard drives, see my Jan 02 08 Blog: ALL ABOUT HARD DRIVES

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