Three new Western Digital drives hit top speeds

Recently, Western Digital has come to market with three drives aimed at increasing the performance of both 2.5- and 3.5-in. drives: the Caviar Black, the Scorpio Black and the VelociRaptor. Nothing about them speaks to “green power.” Rather, the “black” lineup is aimed at enthusiasts who want performance and let their power supplies be damned if they can’t handle the load.

Caviar Black

The Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) is Western Digital’s new 3.5-in., 1TB drive and is an upgrade from WDC’s venerable WD RE2-GP (WD1000FYPS) GreenPower drive.

Scorpio Black

The Scorpio Black (WD3200BEKT) is Western Digital’s first attempt at a 7,200rpm 2.5-in. drive.


While the VelociRaptor (WD3000GLFS) isn’t officially a “Black series” enthusiast drive. it would be difficult to omit it, given that the 2.5-in. drive is wrapped in a black heat sink affectionately known as the IcePack.

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