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Thread: Western Digital to Launch 10,000rpm Desktop HDD on the 11th

  1. #1
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    Jul 2002


    The new line of WDs HDDs will offer 8MB buffer, Serial ATA-150 interface and 10,000rpm fluid dynamic bearing motors!


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    Jul 2002


    LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Feb. 10, 2003 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) announced today that it is entering
    the enterprise hard drive market with an Enterprise Serial ATA (ESATA) product called WD RaptorTM. The new
    hard drive offers systems builders and storage vendors enterprise-class specifications: 1.2 million hours MTBF
    (Mean Time Between Failure), 10,000 RPM, 5.2 milliseconds (ms) average seek time and a five-year warranty.

    WD Raptor WD360GD

    Average read seek, 5.2ms
    Track to track seek, 0.7ms
    Full stroke read seek, 10.2ms
    Average latency, 2.9ms
    Buffer, 8Mb
    Drive ready time, 7s average
    Dimensions, 25.4x147.0x101.6 mm
    Weight, 0.73 kg
    Non-operating shock, up to 250G
    Operating shock, up to 20G (write), up to 65G (read)
    Idle mode noise, 32dBA
    Seek mode noise, 36dBA
    Capacity, 36.7Gb

    Read press release >>

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    nice! good sh*t! :D *rubs hands together*

    36DBA? That's actually quite noisy....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Quebec, Canada


    Quote Originally Posted by ReSpAwN DeMoN
    36DBA? That's actually quite noisy....
    That is loud...hmmm. I want one anyways. Actually I'll wait for larger capacities.
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