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 62.95 47.66
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 59.00 33.90
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 60.00 33.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 94.15 31.86
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 99.99 30.00
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 67.79 29.50
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 69.99 28.58
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.00 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 77.99 25.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.00 25.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.77 25.07
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 79.90 25.03
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 60.00 25.00
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 40.01 24.99
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 30.01 24.99
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 82.26 24.31
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 41.25 24.24
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 41.90 23.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.01 23.80
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.25 22.64
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 45.01 22.22
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 45.45 22.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 46.13 21.68
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 92.99 21.51
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.99 20.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 95.99 20.84
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.00 20.83
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.00 20.41
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.99 20.27
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.95 20.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 99.99 20.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 75.00 20.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 100.75 19.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 50.49 19.81
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 25.60 19.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 51.68 19.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 108.00 18.52
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 81.81 18.34
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 56.49 17.70
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 58.49 17.10
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.99 16.67
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 30.00 16.67
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.01 16.66
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 19.80 16.16
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 19.80 16.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 93.00 16.13
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 31.11 16.07
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 65.00 15.38
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 98.15 15.28
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 65.95 15.16
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 22.50 14.22
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 45.95 13.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 46.01 13.91
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 37.00 13.51
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 37.00 13.51
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 37.00 13.51
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 24.48 13.07
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 30.93 12.93
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 24.95 12.83
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.98 12.82
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 39.44 12.68
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 79.45 12.59
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 80.00 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 60.01 12.50
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 40.29 12.41
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 42.10 11.88
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 84.60 11.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 85.78 11.66
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 86.99 11.50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 65.33 11.48
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 88.00 11.36
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 44.20 11.31
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 89.10 11.22
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 45.00 11.11
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 69.99 10.72
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 93.71 10.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 47.01 10.64
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 96.00 10.42
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 48.55 10.30
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 49.95 10.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 49.99 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 50.95 9.81
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 102.50 9.76
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 102.85 9.72
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 88.00 9.19
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 34.99 9.15
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 55.25 9.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 83.00 9.04
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 83.01 9.04
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 86.01 8.72
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 57.99 8.62
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 58.01 8.62
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 88.00 8.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 89.00 8.43
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 59.99 8.33
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 60.01 8.33
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 60.01 8.33
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Western Digital RE3 WD3202ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 42.00 7.62
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 65.86 7.59
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 66.00 7.58
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 640 5 85.00 7.53
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 40.41 7.42
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 103.00 7.28
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 69.00 7.25
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.40 7.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 69.98 7.14
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 42.01 7.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 71.10 7.03
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 72.01 6.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 94.50 6.77
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 74.22 6.74
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 75.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 98.00 6.53
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 76.90 6.50
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 77.37 6.46
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 81.01 6.17
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 51.99 6.16
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.25 6.09
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.95 5.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 87.99 5.68
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 88.45 5.65
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 91.50 5.46
Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 93.10 5.37
HP PV943UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 95.00 5.26
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 100.00 5.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 93.77 4.80
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 84.10 4.76
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 108.75 4.60
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 69.99 4.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 78.60 4.07
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 VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 88.98 3.37
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 175.00 1.71
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 74.00 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 90.84 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-05-19 $88.98 -9.02
2015-04-26 $98.00 -0.98
2015-04-21 $98.98 -0.47
2015-01-06 $99.45 -25.55
2014-12-23 $125.00 +5.55
2014-12-23 $119.45 +20.00
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

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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