Items tagged with WD

If we were to play a word association game with a PC enthusiast and said "Western Digital," it's likely his geek reflexes would immediately trigger and force him to reply "Raptor" before he even realized he had spoken. Western Digital makes many more storage products other than just the speed demons known as Raptors,... Read more...
The Tech Report has reviewed Western Digital's excellent Raptor WD1500ADFD.  If you're unfamiliar with the WD1500, it's the latest member of the 10K RPM Raptor family, that features a 150GB capacity, a 16MB cache, and support for NCQ.  It's a killer driver.  You can read our review for reference right here.... Read more...
Intel's current line-up of desktop processors based on the company's aging Netburst micro-architecture may not have the allure it once did with power users, thanks in no small part to fierce competition from arch-rival AMD, but their core logic chipsets have always been held in high regard. Intel puts an... Read more...
Anandtech has finally decided to take a look at the new flagship hard drive for enthusiasts from Western Digital. Extending the infamous Raptor family of drives, the new WD1500ADFD offers higher capacity, larger cache, and faster performance than its predecessors. With these kind of features, it's no wonder we were blown away by the latest... Read more...
So, is it a real disappointment that we haven't seen more 10,000 RPM SATA drives? Possibly, but increasing the drives rotational speed isn't the only way to increase drive performance. In their recent article, HDDsaver explains the lack of more 10k RPM SATA drives, and covers some new technology aimed at increasing hard drive performance.... Read more...
  Western Digital has earned themselves quite a reputation in the Computing Enthusiast market with their line of Raptor hard drives.  Originally targeted as "Enterprise class" SATA variants of what WD had historically brought to market for high-end SCSI server storage solutions, the 10K RPM Raptor... Read more...
Western Digital has taken things up yet another notch by offering a second version of its new flagship 150GB Raptor enthusiast hard drive. While being mechanically identical to the previously announced 150GB 10,00rpm Raptor, the new Raptor X is equipped with a window allowing case modders and curious technology fans to view the internals of... Read more...
Hey folks, it's pretty late but the news just doesn't stop :) It's not exactly computer hardware, but Nintendo has revealed their design for Revolution's controller. At first I was a little disappointed, but after thinking about how it could change the way games are played, I'm actually excited about it. There are only so many different genres... Read more...
Gigabyte 7800GT Review @ amdzone.com: "Since ATI got their act together with the Radeon 9700 it has been a very tough battle between Nvidia and ATI over who lays claim to the fastest video card for computer gaming, a constant tug of war that never seems to end. Earlier in the summer Nvidia fought back big with their G70 GPU and the 7800GTX,... Read more...
Trying to bring some order to current memory myths, Corsair has sent us a PDF showing the benefit some applications can receive from having a hefty 2GB of Ram installed. Half-Life 2's Lost Coast level is rumored to be out soon, and as many of you have heard, it does list 2GB of ram under the recommended requirements. Ouch. I'm still running... Read more...
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74 GB Hard Drive Review @ The TechZone "Designed for servers and NAS/SAN systems, the drive of choice for high-performance workstation and gaming systems, the WD Raptor hard drive is a new class of drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability while providing simplified... Read more...
When Intel released their previous line of chipsets, namely the i915 and 925X, they got a luke warm reception at best. Performance gains over of the 865/875 platform were minimal, and there weren't many upgrade options available at the time of launch. On top of that, users were faced with the unenviable task of purchasing a new CPU,... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back after my week of absence(I know you missed me). So, what's up for today? Tweak Guides has let us know that the final revision of the Fire Fox Tweak Guide is now up. Also, Big Bruin has an article on Password Security and Safety that you might want to check out. Most of it is common sense, but if your new to the tech world,... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is moving slow today but there's enough for a decent read. I'm taking valuable time away from a Red Sox game right now, so you better enjoy the news :) WD 320GB PATA HDD @ Hardware Avenue "PATA is still considered by many as the HDD standard of choice - IDE cables are not ideal, but when using specialized rounded cables,... Read more...
Welcome back HotHardware fans!  Considering it has only been a few hours since my last post, things have been busy.  After checking the new mailbox, I was greeted with quite a few noteworthy items.  Here's what we've got so far...  Sapphire Toxic X800 PRO VIVO Review @ Beyond3D: "Beyond the cooling system, and the... Read more...
The Springdale Showdown Which board should you "spring" for? Brought to you by Robert Maloney July 10, 2003           This is the kind of article that PC Hardware Tech Editors live for, not only a simple one-on-one comparison, but a full-blown, knock-em-down, street fight for bragging... Read more...
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