Western Digital VelociRaptor: 10K spin speed for workstations and gaming PCs

2.5in, 10,000rpm drive for enterprise and enthusiast users alike

The striking design of the VelociRaptor is actually critical to the drive's performance: its small platters have a density of 150GB each, and they spin at 10,000rpm, so the heads can access more data over a shorter distance than most drives. With two platters installed, the VelociRaptor has a total capacity of 300GB. And while the drive itself is approximately the size of a notebook hard drive, it won't actually fit into a notebook as it's a little bit thicker (15mm) than a standard notebook drive. Not only that, but it requires 12V to run, whereas typical notebook drives are 5V.

1 of 4

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the PC World comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.

Related Slideshows

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide


Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs


Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?