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

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

Cooling had to be addressed in this drive, which could get quite warm due to its spin speed. Western Digital has taken a novel approach to this problem by attaching a heat sink — called IcePack — which also acts as a mounting frame so that the drive can easily be installed in a 3.5in hard drive bay without requiring any after-market brackets.

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