Western Digital has announced the Velociraptor (US$300 retail), their latest and greatest in speedy storage. Connecting through 3GB/s SATA, the 300GB, 10,000RPM Velociraptor is actually a 2.5″ hard drive with a massive “Icepack” heatsink that makes it large enough to fit in a 3.5″ bay. Maximum PC already got their hands on a preproduction unit. So how fast was it? Real fast.