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Western Digital Raptor X Becomes Official Hard Drive of Reason Gaming

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Tim S, 15 Aug 2006.

  1. Tim S

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    Gaming cubes powered by the world's fastest Serial ATA drive

    WORCESTER - AUGUST 7 2006 – A new partnership between Reason Gaming, the UK’s premier multi gaming organisation and Western Digital, the manufacturer of the worlds fastest Serial ATA hard drive will enable the squads of Reason Gaming to train and compete on the WD Raptor X drive. The WD Raptor X 150 GB features a Crystalline Polycarbonate lens which shows the drive in action at 10,000RPM. Renowned for reliability the new drive features enterprise-class reliability and makes use of Native Command Queuing to Increases data transfer in high-performance environments.

    The updated machines will first be seen in action at Multiplay’s i28 event between August 25th – 28th. Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4 squads. Each machine features a window on the top and sides and visitors will be invited to see the Western Digital Raptor X in action.

    “Gamers don’t need to worry about excessive storage space, its all about the speed of access and it is quite clear that the WD Raptor will give our players a clear advantage” states Gavin Bailie, Reason’s Operations Director.

    Each of the twenty gaming cubes built by Gladiator Computers will now feature a single WD Raptor X 150 GB. The 10,000RPM gives a staggering 4.6ms seek time and the large 16MB cache eases data transfer.

    “The addition of such a powerful drive to an already impressive specification will be really well received by our players and they are all looking forward it.” States Sam Akroyd, Battlefield 2 squad leader.


    About Reason Gaming
    Reason Gaming Limited is a leading British team which manages squads for Quake 4, Counter Strike, Call of Duty, Battlefield 2 and Halo 2. The team have noted success by representing the UK for World Cyber Games 2005 hosted in Singapore, top positions in the largest UK’s i-series LAN events hosted by Multiplay and numerous victories in major online leagues and tournaments. With full time management Reason are well presented in the media with content online, in print and on TV.

    Reason Gaming is the only UK team to have a dedicated training facility, based in Worcester it is known as Camp Reason. Full details of the squads and recent accomplishments can be found online at www.Reason-Gaming.net


    About Western Digital
    WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that keep users' data close at hand and secure from loss.

    WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers and selected resellers under the Western Digital and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    you would think they would use the WD1500ADFD as opposed to the Raptor X, with it being faster and cheaper and all

    though it isnt as leet :rolleyes:

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    and NCQ decreases performance in all but heavy usage server environments
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  3. EK-MDi

    EK-MDi What's a Dremel?

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    So Raptor X is just marketing hype and isn't really the fastest hard drive?

    That's interesting to know. So why do most modern hard drives have it then?
     
  4. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Because it's easy to build it into drives, they'll fullfill more purposes with it then without it, and it's another feature to boast.
     
  5. EK-MDi

    EK-MDi What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, but it decreases performance with most applications. Suppose, like you said, it is another feature to boast.
     
  6. hitman012

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    It's there because it sells the product. In the minds of most people, NCQ gives better performance than without and SATA 3Gb/s doubles the speed of your drive :sigh:
     
  7. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    No, it decreases performance with most workstation applications. That doesn't mean it's useless.

    What hitman says is spot on imo.
     

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