Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is ready, set, go! for the gaming market with the arrival of the latest addition to Western Digital’s (WD) gaming range – the VelociRaptor 1Tb hard drive.
With a speed of 10 000 RPM this gaming mastermind is the largest and fastest in the market. Designed for high-performance PCs, Mac computers and professional workstations that require a balance of high performance and capacity, the WD VelociRaptor drive is also a favorite among performance enthusiasts and creative professionals.
Leveraging enterprise-class mechanics to provide 24/7 durability under high-performance workloads, the new WD VelociRaptor 1Tb hard drive is geared for creative professionals who demand the ultimate SATA drive.
Creative pros use write-intensive applications that manage large, dynamic files; for example, video editing and digital content creation and management, which ultimately put a strain on storage devices that utilise write-challenged NAND memory for performance enhancement.
WD VelociRaptor’s outstanding read and write performance across the entire disk capacity make it a perfect match for the creative professional and enthusiast who want to optimise their tools, enhance productivity, and increase storage space at the same time.
“The local market is ready for this new performance drive that now delivers unprecedented capacity, providing gamers and power users with an additional boost,” says Zandré Rudolph, retail business unit manager at DCC.
“The combination of speed and performance delivers a new experience and features the solid brand reputation that WD is known for. Furthermore, this drive is allowing us as a distributor to meet the growing needs and expectations of serious gamers that require the ultimate in performance and capacity.”
The WD VelociRaptor 2,5-inch hard drive comes in the IcePack enclosure, a 3,5-inch mounting frame with built-in heat sink – a factory customisation that fits the drive into a standard 3,5-inch system bay and keeps the powerful drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop or workstation system.
Features of the WD VelociRaptor hard drives include:
* Super speed – SATA 6Gbps interface and 64Mb cache optimise the 10 000 RPM WD VelociRaptor;
* Higher capacity – WD VelociRaptor SATA hard drives employ advanced format technology to achieve capacities up to 1Tb;
* Rock-solid reliability – designed and manufactured to workstation standards to deliver stellar reliability in high workload environments;
* Ultra-cool operation – consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering greater capacity and performance;
* Rotary acceleration feed forward (RAFF) – optimises 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 when in transit;
* 1,4-million hours MTBF (mean time between failures) – these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive;
* Five-year warranty; and
* Environmentally conscious – in addition to being RoHS-compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.