The new Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive is now available on Newegg for $299.99. It is the fastest SATA desktop drive in the world.
The VelociRaptor has the following specifications:
- 300GB capacity
- 3.0Gbps SATA II interface
- 10,000RPM spindle speed
- 16MB cache
- 1.4 million hours MTBF
- 5-year limited warranty
Western Digital claims the VelociRaptor is up to 35% than the prevous Raptor. The VelociRaptor is actually a 2.5″ drive encased in a large 3.5″ heatsink.