Western Digital know how to make a decent drive, and with the VelociRaptor VR150 they've shown they can create an eye-catching one too. Proclaimed as the world's first 2.5-inch Serial ATA drive with a 10,000rpm spindle speed, the unit sits inside a mean looking "IcePAK" drive caddy that performs double duty as a heatsink - courtesy of the thirteen cooling fins - and as an adaptor to make the VR150 compatible with standard 3.5-inch bays. A good thing, too, as the $300 drive wouldn't be much good in a laptop: at 15mm thick it's almost double a standard 2.5-inch notebook drive. Tech Report have been putting the VelociRaptor through its paces, to see whether the drive lives up to Western Digital's performance promises.
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