Enterprise Hard Drives
WD VelociRaptor™
SATA Hard Drives
Killer Speed
Rock-solid Reliability
5-year Limited Warranty
The Evolution of
10,000 RPM
SATA Technology.
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,
WD Raptor®.
Ideal for blade servers,
performance enthusiast
systems, workstations, and
low-end servers.
• Killer speed – Built on the performance bloodlines of
WD Raptor, this 10,000 RPM drive delivers mind-bending
performance. Not only is it 35% faster than the previous
generation WD Raptor drives, but it also beat out all other
competitors in the field.
• Rock-solid reliability – This drive is designed and
manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to
provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments.
With 1.4 million hours MTBF, WD VelociRaptor has 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 drive.
Key Features
Key Specifications
Smaller 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)
Interface:
Form factor:
Spin speed:
MTBF:
Limited warranty:
Ultra-cool operation - WD VelociRaptor consumes 35% less
power than the previous generation of WD Raptor.
System Compatibility
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) - Optimizes
operation and performance when the drives are used in vibrationprone, multi-drive chassis.
SATA interface connector on
motherboard or SATA host controller
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 production in
transit.
SATA 3 Gb/s
2.5-inch
10,000 RPM
1.4 million hours
5-year
Windows® Vista/XP/2000
Compatibility may vary depending on user’s
hardware configuration and operating system.
Capacities
150 GB, 300 GB
Model Numbers
WD1500BLFS, WD3000BLFS
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NoTouch are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. Picture shown may vary from
actual product. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. All product and packaging specifications subject to change without notice.
© 2008 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total
accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or
interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, and gigabit per second (GB/s) = one billion bites for second.
2178-701100-A00 July 2008
Enterprise Hard Drives
WD VelociRaptor SATA Hard Drives