Western Digital is announcing a new line of high-end consumer hard drives today to supplant their "Raptor" line. The new SATA2 drives spin at 10,000 RPM and are available in sizes up to 300GB.
But what I am most tickled by is this line from the press release email, which paints a much more entertaining picture than marketroid speak typically allows: "In short, there’s a new Sheriff in town and its name is VelociRaptor."
The VelociRaptor drives are also 2.5-inch — laptop-sized — but are then put in an "IcePack" mounting frame that includes a heat sink. I don't know if that means we'll be seeing these drives in laptops soon, too.
You can expect the VelociRaptor in mid-May for $300.
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