With everyone talking at SSD drives as the future of hard drives, those old platter based drives aren't looking too attractive anymore. But that doesn't mean they're going down without a fight, oh no. Western Digital has announced that its hard at work on an insane 20,000 rpm hard drive. That's nearly twice as fast as the fastest hard drive that most people would ever buy for their computers.
And they're going to make it practical as well, ensuring that it'll run quietly. 10,000 rpm drives right now run like jet engines, so we can't imagine them selling a 20,000 rpm drive without some fancy technology to get it quiet. But hey, if Western Digital says they'll be silent and they actually are they might have something good on their hands.
Bit Tech, via CrunchGear