Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Drive

Western Digital's new VelociRaptor hard drive can now be used for low-power, high-performance blade server applications. The new VelociRaptor is a 2.5", 10,000RPM enterprise SATA drive that goes by the model number WD3000BLFS and was specially manufactured to fit in nicely within 1U and 2U rack servers. Other than the new use, it is more environmentally conscious, sipping up to 35% less power compared to the previous VelociRaptor drive. Less power consumption would mean a much higher savings at the end of the month when your electricity bill arrives. Not only that, less heat will be emitted and you won't have to let your air conditioners work so hard. The WD3000BLFS will come in capacities of up to 300GB and has a MTBF of 1.4 million hours. Look out for the WD3000BLFS to be available later this month, although pricing has yet to be disclosed.