Western Digital (WD) announced the VelociRaptor 10,000RPM 2.5-inch hard drive recently. The hard drives are the only 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive on the market and they are available in 450GB and 600GB capacities.
The WD VelociRaptor uses a SATA 6Gb/s interface, it also has 32MB cache memory and includes the NoTouch ramp load technology. It is available in two different versions, the 2.5-inch version and the 3.5-inch model with the IcePack enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink. The WD VelociRaptor also offers ultra cool operation and is priced at $299 for the 3.5-inch with IcePack 450GB and $329 for the 3.5-inch with IcePack 600GB.