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 82.00 36.59
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 75.00 26.67
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 75.00 26.67
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 37.50 26.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 76.00 26.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.45 25.82
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.74 25.73
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 84.43 23.69
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 85.00 23.53
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 85.20 23.47
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 87.00 22.99
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 44.00 22.73
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 66.00 22.73
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.40 22.52
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 47.00 21.28
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 47.30 21.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.99 20.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 48.95 20.43
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 49.45 20.22
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.67 20.13
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.85 20.06
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 74.90 20.03
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 38.50 19.48
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.19 18.45
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.99 18.19
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 56.01 17.85
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 85.00 17.65
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 57.26 17.46
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 57.67 17.34
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 87.00 17.24
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 58.99 16.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 60.81 16.44
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.00 16.39
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 46.01 16.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 61.92 16.15
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 62.00 16.13
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.50 16.00
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 64.49 15.51
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 66.99 14.93
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 34.00 14.71
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 34.49 14.50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 3 70.00 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 44.95 14.24
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 73.24 13.65
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 38.55 12.97
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 58.98 12.72
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 39.93 12.52
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 39.95 12.52
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 80.00 12.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 40.01 12.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 40.78 12.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 42.00 11.90
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 42.47 11.77
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 85.21 11.74
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 42.95 11.64
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.95 11.12
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 46.46 10.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 46.50 10.75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 31.00 10.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 49.22 10.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 75.74 9.90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 66.31 9.65
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 79.50 9.43
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 53.01 9.43
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 34.95 9.16
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 54.75 9.13
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 84.00 8.93
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 H3400B72S SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 45.00 8.89
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 45.00 8.89
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 57.66 8.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.68 8.52
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 60.00 8.33
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 39.99 8.00
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 50.00 8.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 65.00 7.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.89 7.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.99 7.46
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 67.24 7.44
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 69.50 7.19
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 70.00 7.14
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 70.00 7.14
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 71.95 6.95
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 43.25 6.94
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 72.50 6.90
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 74.71 6.69
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 75.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 49.26 6.50
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 77.25 6.47
Samsung SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 49.95 6.41
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 Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 78.38 6.38
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 80.00 6.25
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 51.85 6.17
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 81.99 6.10
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 82.99 6.02
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 53.95 5.93
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 85.32 5.86
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 86.90 5.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 55.90 5.72
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 56.00 5.71
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 56.00 5.36
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 68.00 4.41
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 70.01 4.29
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
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 75.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-10-15 $68.00 -2.00
2014-10-12 $176.99
2014-10-10 $70.00 -15.95
2014-09-15 $189.95
2014-07-25 $85.95 -18.53
2014-06-24 $104.48 -5.52
2014-06-09 $110.00 -0.99
2014-06-09 $110.99 +4.51
2014-05-21 $106.48 -1.00
2014-05-15 $107.48 -2.50

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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