Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS (300 GB)

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Item 1045: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB WD3000GLFS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD3000GLFS
Size300 GB
Cache16 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD3000GLFS Reviews7
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 96.99 30.93
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 103.69 28.93
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 104.99 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.33 28.48
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 108.95 27.54
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 108.98 27.53
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 72.99 27.40
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 110.04 27.26
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.90 26.70
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.00 25.97
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.94 25.88
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 77.48 25.81
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.98 25.65
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.45 24.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 83.00 24.10
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.99 23.53
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.50 22.99
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 44.00 22.73
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.50 22.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.99 22.23
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 91.00 21.98
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 69.20 21.68
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.20 20.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 76.50 19.61
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 52.01 19.23
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 52.50 19.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 105.39 18.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 52.99 18.87
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 39.98 18.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 80.45 18.65
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.00 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.49 18.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 56.95 17.56
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 85.99 17.44
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.40 17.12
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 58.69 17.04
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 58.95 16.96
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.00 16.81
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 60.01 16.66
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 91.00 16.48
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 93.00 16.13
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.00 15.38
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 66.08 15.13
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 67.81 14.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.50 14.60
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 69.00 14.49
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 35.99 13.89
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 110.00 13.64
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 36.99 13.52
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.36 13.45
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 56.00 13.39
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 48.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 39.93 12.52
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.56 12.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 81.01 12.34
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 40.75 12.27
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 83.85 11.93
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 42.49 11.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.40 11.65
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 85.99 11.63
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 43.00 11.63
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 H3400B72S SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 35.00 11.43
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 35.00 11.43
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 43.99 11.37
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 44.01 11.36
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 88.45 11.31
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 44.40 11.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 45.28 11.04
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 45.50 10.99
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 45.75 10.93
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 45.75 10.93
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 29.95 10.68
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 47.35 10.56
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 30.75 10.41
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 74.01 10.13
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 99.74 10.03
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 32.00 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 76.00 9.87
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 51.39 9.73
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 51.76 9.66
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 106.15 9.42
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 34.00 9.41
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.49 9.18
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 34.95 9.16
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 54.77 9.13
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 109.90 9.10
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 110.33 9.06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 73.00 8.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 57.44 8.70
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 37.00 8.65
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 58.00 8.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 87.40 8.58
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.55 8.54
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.68 8.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 61.01 8.20
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 79.00 8.10
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 50.00 8.00
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 94.45 7.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 64.50 7.75
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 64.99 7.69
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 64.99 7.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 100.00 7.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.99 7.46
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 43.00 7.44
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 68.51 7.30
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 72.00 6.94
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 43.25 6.94
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 73.24 6.83
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 74.00 6.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 95.00 6.74
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 75.00 6.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.15 6.65
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 48.40 6.61
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 76.05 6.57
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 77.50 6.45
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.99 6.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 62.50 6.40
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 80.00 6.25
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 80.40 6.22
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 97.98 6.12
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 53.00 6.04
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 83.13 6.01
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 67.99 5.88
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.99 5.82
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.47 5.77
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 86.90 5.75
Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 89.98 5.56
Seagate ST3500631NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 90.37 5.53
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 75.00 5.33
HP PV943UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 95.00 5.26
Western Digital WD AV-GP WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 96.00 5.21
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 100.00 5.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 98.77 4.56
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 68.99 4.35
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 99.90 4.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 320 79.99 4.00
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 80.00 4.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 93.00 3.23
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 99.45 3.02
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 173.00 1.73
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 275.99 1.09
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 78.67 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-13 $99.45 +50.45
2014-12-08 $49.00 -50.45
2014-11-24 $99.45 +37.00
2014-11-23 $62.45 +13.45
2014-11-22 $49.00 -13.45
2014-11-04 $62.45 +1.45
2014-11-01 $61.00 -1.00
2014-10-27 $62.00 -6.00
2014-10-15 $68.00 -2.00
2014-10-10 $70.00 -15.95

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity300,069 MB
User Sectors Per Drive586,072,368
Capacity300 GB
Performance
Read Seek Time4.2 ms
Rotational Speed10,000 RPM (nominal)
Average Latency3.00 ms (nominal)
Track-To-Track Seek Time0.7 ms (average)
Load/unload Cycles50,000 minimum
Write Seek Time4.7 ms (average)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size16 MB
Power
Standby0.42 Watts
Read/Write6.08 Watts
Sleep0.42 Watts
Idle4.53 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 036 dBA (average)
Idle Mode29 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD3000GLFS Reviews & Benchmarks

PC Perspective - Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Retail and RAID Testing Editor's Choice - Sept. 22, 2008
The Tech Report - VelociRaptor Redux: Now with final firmware - June 20, 2008
Silent PC Review - WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown - June 11, 2008
Hot Hardware - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD Recommended - April 21, 2008
PC Perspective - Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB WD3000GLFS Review - Evolution Editor's Choice - April 21, 2008
Tom's Hardware - WD's New Raptor Drive Is a Bird of Prey! - April 21, 2008

Other Western Digital VelociRaptor Reviews & Benchmarks

Bjorn3D - Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive - May 4, 2012
Techgage - Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB - May 24, 2010
Legit Reviews - WD VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6Gbps Hard Drive Review - April 6, 2010
Benchmark Reviews - WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive - July 27, 2009

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