Western Digital: Hard Drives May Be Entertaining, Too
Have you ever thought that looking at a hard drive at work might be an entertaining thing to do? Well, the new see-through clear-top Raptor X from Western Digital will certainly catch your eye, because now you can really see what’s going on inside this “black box”.
Until now all HDDs have been sealed with a solid metal top. WD Raptor X features a large clear lens embedded in the top through which the read and write action of the drive's head and disk assembly can be viewed. The new WD Raptor X hard drives feature 10,000rpm spindle rotation speed, 150GB storage capacity, NCQ, employ RAFF (Rotary Accelerometer Feed Forward) technology, which protects drive performance from rotational vibration created by fans and other hard drives that rob performance.
They will start shipping in approximately two weeks from now and will be priced at around $349.