WD launches 1TB internal HDD in UAE

VelociRaptor drive built with creative professionals and gamers in mind

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WD launches 1TB internal HDD in UAE The VelociRaptor family is equipped with a 6Gb/s SATA interface, designed for maximum read/write performance.
By  Stephen McBride Published  December 4, 2012

Western Digital company WD has announced the availability of its new WD VelociRaptor 1TB internal hard drive in UAE.

This drive is the latest addition to WD's award-winning family of VelociRaptor drives and is also available with capacities of 500 GB and 250 GB. Each member of the new VelociRaptor family is equipped with a 6Gb/s SATA interface, designed for maximum read/write performance.

"The new VelociRaptor is ideal for power users such as creative professionals and gaming enthusiasts who demand capacity, performance and robust reliability," said WD.

"It boasts a spindle speed of 10,000rpm, 1TB of storage capacity, and leverages enterprise-class mechanics and technology for 24x7 durability."

Demanding users such as creative professionals or gamers often face bottlenecks and slow storage can play a major role in extending processing or loading times, which ultimately leads to a degraded application or gaming experience.

Tasks such as video editing and gaming can demand that large amounts of data be read and written, the latter of which puts an immense strain on storage devices that use write-challenged NAND memory. According to WD, the VelociRaptor's 10,000rpm spindle speed, 64MB of cache memory and 6Gb/s interface work in tandem to deliver lightning fast performance across the entire disk's capacity.

"The region's creative class including students and media professionals often deal with data-intensive workflows," said Khwaja Saifuddin, senior sales director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, WD.

"They would benefit greatly from large, high-speed storage that helps them save their most valuable asset, time. The same can be said of PC enthusiasts such as gamers who want to spend their time gaming, not waiting or watching their software stutter. The high performance VelociRaptor enables creative professionals and gaming enthusiasts to focus on pushing their creative boundaries and enjoying their leisure time."

In addition to being designed and manufactured to workstation standards, the new range of VelociRaptors feature Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology. This is intended to optimise drive operation and performance in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. The drive's NoTouch ramp-load technology also ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media, which results in significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection when a drive is in transit.

The new WD VelociRaptor drives are available in a 2.5-inch form factor, as well as with the IcePack enclosure - a 3.5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink that keeps the drive cool and allows it to fit into a desktop or workstation's standard 3.5-inch system bay.

According to WD, current-generation VelociRaptor drives are also more environmentally conscious, utilising a halogen-free design, in addition to being RoHS-compliant.

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