from an Alienware press release
MIAMI – February 16, 2006 – Alienware — the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems — is now offering the new high-speed WD Raptor 150GB hard drive on ALX desktops systems and MJ-12 desktop workstations. The new WD Raptor’s 10,000 RPM spin speed makes it the fastest 150GB hard drive available today.
The WD Raptor 150GB hard drive is backed by a next-generation SATA interface and 16MB cache to ensure high-speed storage transfers, and also boasts advanced vibration tolerance for maximum reliability. With an extremely fast 4.6 ms average seek time, the WD Raptor 150GB hard drive allows Alienware users to retrieve files quickly and have fast access to their data while still being able to take advantage of a large storage capacity.
"Alienware strives to put the most powerful technology in customers hands to dramatically improve how they work and play", said Frank Azor, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alienwares Worldwide Product Group. "Alienware systems equipped with WD Raptor 150GB hard drives are ideal for gamers, creative professionals, and other power users wanting both blazing-fast response times and an expansive amount of storage."
"WD is pleased to be the hard drive manufacturer of choice for Alienwares ALX and MJ-12 systems," said Hubbert Smith, WDs director of enterprise marketing. "When configured into a powerful Alienware system, the WD Raptor 150GB drive is the ultimate hard drive solution for demanding applications such as digital video production, computer aided design and high performance gaming."