Western Digital to Launch 10,000rpm Desktop HDD 11th Feb

I can't wait to see the reviews of these babies... and how much they will cost ;)

Western Digital company was the first to unveil a 7200rpm desktop HDD. WD was the first to offer 8MB buffer on desktop intended hard disk drives. Apparently, WD will be the first company to produce the first ever 10 000rpm HDD for desktop computers on the 11th of February this year. With the announcement next Tuesday WD will strengthen its market positions by continuing to bring technologies previously found in servers destined products to consumers data storage market.

The new line of WD's HDDs will offer 8MB buffer, Serial ATA-150 interface and the glamour 10 000rpm fluid dynamic bearing motors! According to this Japanese web-site, WD plans to offer 5 year limited warranty on the HDD with MTBF of 1.2 million hours.

The new HDDs are going to offer significant performance improvements over the present generations of hard disk drives and WD itself is going to earn plenty selling such hi-tech devices to hardware enthusiasts.

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News source: x-bit labs

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