Still a blindingly fast traditional drive, this was fantastic as my boot drive, now I've ordered an SSD this will be RAIDed to form a 558gb games drive :)
(300gb translates to 279gb formatted for windows 7)
People that don't qualify for the free delivery in the highlands & want to avoid the £12.50 delivery charges (seriously dabs WTF?) may want to look elsewhere.
Engineered for maximum speed! WD VelociRaptor, the newest member of our unique class of 10,000 RPM SATA hard drives, combines a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver performance that's up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother.
Built on the performance bloodlines of WD Raptor, these 10,000 RPM drives, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache deliver mind-bending performance. Not only are they 35% faster than the previous generation WD Raptor drives, but they also beat out all other competitors in the field.
Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.
Double the capacity
State-of-the-art technology packs twice the capacity per disk compared to its older brother WD Raptor resulting in up to 300 GB of high-performance storage space in this enterprise-class 2.5-inch drive.
Small form factor
This ultra fast 2.5-inch hard drive is engineered to fit into blade servers and other enterprise storage configurations. (Not designed for use in laptop or notebook computers)
WD VelociRaptor consumes 35% less power than the previous generation of WD Raptor.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
NoTouch ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
* Blade servers, performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers
* Windows® Vista/XP/2000
* SATA interface connector on motherboard or SATA host controller*
* Available 2.5-inch internal drive bay
*Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.