The aptly named VelociRaptor from Western Digital provides an ultra-fast, high-performance computing experience. It is suitable for the casual and professional user alike. With a storage capacity of 500GB and 64MB of cache, this SATA 6 GB/s hard drive is designed with a rotational speed of 10,000 RPM. This allows for reliability and optimal performance even with data-intensive activities. Setting up the hard drive is simple. With the 2.5-inch VelociRaptor enclosed in a durable 3.5-inch mounting frame, installation is quick and easy into any chassis or desktop enclosure. A built-in heat sink ensures that this drive does not overheat. Whether you're editing, 3-D rendering, modeling, or even gaming, this WD5000HHTZ HDD from Western Digital can get the job done. With 1.4 million hours of Mean Time Between Failure, you can sit back and enjoy knowing this SATA drive is built to last. This Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB features Ultra-Cool operation. It has a power dissipation of 1.10W in standby as well as in sleep mode. It has a power dissipation of 14.2W in idle mode and a power dissipation of 5.10W in read and write mode. It also consumes less idle power while still delivering high capacities. Its Advanced Format technology is an efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. It is a piece of technology that offers multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. The VelociRaptor delivers high sequential read/write quality deliverance and low access times. It also delivers ultra-fast random read as well as write speed. It is an ideal product for high-end video and photo editing, workstations, low-end servers, and performance enthusiast's systems. Its NoTouch ramp load technology means that the recording head never touches the disc media. This ensures less wear to the recording head and media, and it offers better drive protection during transit. Its Pre-Emptive Wear Leveling feature ensures that applications perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same location on the disk. Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward ensures operation and performance are optimized when the drives are used in a vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. With Western Digital's TruImage, you can copy all of your important data onto an entirely new drive. This way, you don't have to reinstall your entire operating system to get all the benefits of a new hard drive. This is a software download offered by Western Digital support. The WD5000HHTZ HDD is RoHS compliant and has a halogen-free design. Its form factor measures 4 inches in length by just over 1 inch in width by 5.8 inches in height, so it's small enough to store with your other computer accessories. It weighs 1.1 pounds. This product has also passed extensive Functional Integrity Testing before being launched. This product is compatible with Windows, Windows Server, Linux, and Mac OS. The Raptor is the perfect solution for 3D rendering and scientific modeling due to its state-of-the-art technology. Its 500GB capacity can hold up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video recording. These SATA drives will ensure that all of your important information is safe and secure.