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By Eric Grevstad :  April 6, 2010

Western Digital boasts that its 300GB VelociRaptor is the world's fastest SATA hard drive ... except for the 600GB VelociRaptor announced today, which combines double the capacity with up to 15 percent more performance.

Designed for high-performance PCs, workstations, and blade servers, the 2.5-inch VelociRaptor is the only 10,000-rpm SATA drive on the market. The new 600GB and 450GB models pair a SATA 6Gb/sec interface with 32MB of cache and what WD calls the highest available reliability rating on a high-capacity SATA drive -- an enterprise-class 1.4 million hours MTBF.

Retail versions of the drive come in an IcePack mounting frame that fits into a standard 3.5-inch system bay and features a built-in heat sink to help keep the drive cool. The 450GB and 600GB VelociRaptors are priced at $299 and $329, respectively.