Western Digital has meant bleeding-edge hard drive development, and the Raptor X is a killer example. As they like to say, it’s the first drive with a view! Why? To let see the 10,000 RPM spindle speed and learn the real meaning of “motion blur” as it zips by faster than you can see. The drive uses state-of-the-art technology, with special polycarbonate lenses and carbon nanotube fasteners to allow you to be in on the action.
Why is this speed increase so important? Any time you perceive a slow down in your system, it’s mostly likely due to the seek time in getting your HD to find whatever it is that’s asked for, either by you, or some game or video. While manufacturers have been building larger and larger drives, they weren’t any faster, and so it was taking longer and longer to search through them. Western Digital has offered a solution – use smaller drives at faster rates! When you combine the reliability and speed of the new WD drives, you see an unbeatable combination certain to be wanted by every computer enthusiast around! Face it: you want it for the cool value, but do you need it? Yes!
- Crystalline polycarbonate lensThe WD Raptor X WD1500AHFD features a large, crystal-clear crystalline polycarbonate lens to reveal the inner workings and the drive in action. A world’s first, the lens provides structural integrity, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, durability and chemical neutrality necessary for the highest performance and reliability.
- 10,000 RPM and 16 MB CacheFeaturing an industry-leading 10,000 RPM spindle speed and 16 MB cache, the WD Raptor X WD1500AHFD delivers killer speed and enterprise-class reliability.
- SATA 1.5 Gb/s with NCQNext-generation SATA interface supports up to 1.5 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the WD Raptor X WD1500AHFD to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
- WD SecureConnect ReadyThe WD Raptor X WD1500AHFD supports the WD SATA drive-exclusive SecureConnect SATA cable to greatly strengthen the drive-to-cable connection with added physical stability.