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Andy Dixon
07-11-2010, 01:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/western_digital_velociraptor_600gb_review' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/re...or_600gb_review</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"For years, if you wanted the speediest consumer hard drive you could get your hands on, you went with a 10,000rpm Western Digital Raptor. Its first incarnation, released in 2003, was a 37GB single-platter drive using a PATA-to-SATA bridge. The next year brought a 74GB SATA 150 drive, and thereafter the drives roughly doubled in size (and went up a SATA spec) every couple of years. Last time WD refreshed the line, it bumped the capacity to 300GB, named the resulting 100MB/s-plus drive the VelociRaptor, and promptly won our Kick Ass award. But that was 2008-several hard drive generations ago. And though Western Digital's latest VelociRaptor ups the ante with 600GB of space and a 6Gb/s SATA controller, the drive now has to compete with solid state drives and high-capacity, high-performance drives like WD's own Caviar Black series."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1278839474.usr11334.jpg" /></p><p>The VelociRaptor has always been one of the, if not the, fastest drives you could buy for your system, excluding SSD of course.&nbsp; It always lagged behind other drives on capacity, trading the space for speed, and&nbsp;making it highly sought after for those wanting fast system response times.&nbsp; Western Digital have now increased the capacity to 600GB from 300GB making this a good option for your OS and program drive. Check out the review at Maximum PC.</p>