WD's Raptor Still Stands Alone

Over two years ago Western Digital announced the arrival of the first ever 10,000 RPM serial ATA hard drive, the Raptor. Despite having a capacity of just 37GB, the WD360GD was an immediate hit with performance enthusiasts and high-end system builders. The rotational speed of the drive allowed for fast read/write speeds as well as very quick access times. Within days of its release the industry was buzzing with excitement and people were putting their new Raptor's in RAID 0 arrays for the speed and capacity benefits.



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