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/$)
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 72.99 41.10
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 82.95 30.14
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.75 25.08
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 59.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 84.81 23.58
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 86.00 23.26
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 89.95 22.23
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 93.09 21.48
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 95.64 20.91
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.93 20.85
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 95.93 20.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.90 20.30
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 99.72 20.06
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 99.98 20.00
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 105.00 19.05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 105.95 18.88
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 106.00 18.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 81.65 18.37
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.74 18.27
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.99 18.19
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 82.95 18.08
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 84.25 17.80
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 57.20 17.48
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 57.96 17.25
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 59.00 16.95
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3015ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1500 89.83 16.70
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 60.25 16.60
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 61.06 16.38
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 46.01 16.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.01 15.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 63.51 15.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 63.75 15.69
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.92 15.40
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 98.00 15.31
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 98.00 15.31
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.59 15.02
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 5 99.99 15.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.99 14.93
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.44 14.40
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.70 14.14
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 71.50 13.99
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 35.95 13.91
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 72.95 13.71
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 55.00 13.64
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 55.00 13.64
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 74.80 13.37
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 57.50 13.04
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 77.00 12.99
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.95 12.51
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.98 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 83.40 11.99
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.95 11.92
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 41.95 11.92
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 83.99 11.91
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 84.01 11.90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 85.00 11.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 44.01 11.36
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 89.00 11.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 44.95 11.12
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 45.00 11.11
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 93.89 10.65
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.26 10.15
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.00 10.10
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 31.99 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 49.99 10.00
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 99.99 10.00
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.99 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 50.33 9.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 66.25 9.66
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 33.25 9.62
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.10 9.60
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.50 9.52
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.79 9.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 108.00 9.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 54.15 9.23
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 54.75 9.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 55.00 9.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 83.48 8.98
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 84.00 8.93
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 35.85 8.93
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 85.00 8.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 85.94 8.73
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 58.01 8.62
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 75.00 8.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.01 8.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 59.96 8.34
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 48.00 8.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 60.00 8.33
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 60.01 8.33
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 60.23 8.30
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 91.24 8.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 91.25 8.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 92.50 8.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 94.50 7.94
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 63.49 7.88
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 64.49 7.75
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.31 7.54
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 67.93 7.36
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 68.00 7.35
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 68.01 7.35
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 68.24 7.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 43.95 7.28
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 69.50 7.19
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 75.50 6.62
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 49.99 6.40
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 78.23 6.39
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 50.51 6.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 80.00 6.25
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 80.20 6.23
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 48.95 6.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 82.50 6.06
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 66.01 6.06
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 82.83 6.04
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 53.53 5.98
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 84.99 5.88
Seagate Constellation ES ST500NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 86.00 5.81
Seagate ST3500631NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 91.40 5.47
HP PV943UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 95.00 5.26
Western Digital RE3 WD3202ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 62.98 5.08
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 99.25 5.04
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 89.95 5.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 66.92 4.78
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 68.79 4.65
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 75.90 4.22
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 Caviar RE WD3200YS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 85.00 3.76
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 86.01 3.49
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 94.99 3.37
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 89.97 3.33
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 120.00 2.50
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 84.69 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-07 $89.97 -25.58
2014-04-02 $115.55 -0.90
2014-04-01 $116.45 +2.45
2014-04-01 $114.00 -0.98
2014-04-01 $114.98 -1.47
2014-03-20 $116.45 -0.70
2014-03-18 $117.15 -4.85
2014-03-18 $122.00 +3.90
2014-01-19 $118.10 -0.30
2013-12-31 $118.40 -1.60

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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