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WD Expands Line of SAS Hard Drives for Enterprise Applications

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Western Digital, a leader in the desktop, mobile, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives, today announced the availability of its second-generation WD S25 SAS drives (photo) and its latest WD RE SAS 3.5-inch drives for the traditional enterprise market. Shipping now, the 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, WD S25 with SAS 6 Gb/s interface hard drives offer IT professionals ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage with new 450 GB and 600 GB capacities. The WD S25 line, including the previously released 147 GB and 300 GB capacities, is designed for mission-critical server and storage systems.

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They should be cheap, since on the market we already have 15,000 rpm drives with 600GB, like the ones from Seagate, Hitachi, HP, Toshiba, etc

I wonder, how do those WD compare with a Velociraptor 600 on SATA 6Gbps?
 
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It would be nice to have a model lineup geared towards enthusiast consumers which uses premium parts in terms of reliability. I don't mind spending some extra money but don't want it pissed away into a marketing budget.