Breathlessly waited for by enthusiasts around the world, the Raptor WD1500 improves upon its predecessor by margins of up to 21% when it comes to our single-user productivity and gaming tests. The Raptor WD740GD in and of itself was no slouch; as shown in this review, building upon its predecessor’s impressive legacy permits the WD1500 to vie with and arguably top the fastest 15,000 RPM SCSI drives to stake its claim as the world’s fastest when it comes to non-server performance.
If high capacities are relatively unimportant and money is no object, it is the Raptor WD1500, not a 15,000 RPM SCSI unit, that is the drive to get for single-user setups. In other cases where space is a concern and/or funds remain limited, the WD1500 nonetheless succeeds in creating an appetizing conundrum for those torn between massive storage and the fastest performance money can buy. Western Digital expects to ship the WD1500ADFD by the end of this month.
StorageReviews – Western Digital Raptor WD1500
Published in: Storage on 2006-01-04