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/$)
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 74.00 27.03
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.44 26.87
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 75.00 26.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 76.00 26.32
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.00 25.00
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.01 23.80
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 45.00 22.22
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 45.00 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 47.25 21.16
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.90 20.86
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 72.00 20.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 48.94 20.43
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
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 37.00 20.27
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 49.45 20.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.50 20.13
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 50.19 19.92
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.99 18.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.99 18.19
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 57.00 17.54
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 44.00 17.05
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.00 16.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 60.01 16.66
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 60.01 16.66
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 61.01 16.39
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 61.27 16.32
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.50 16.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 62.99 15.88
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 63.01 15.87
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
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 44.95 14.24
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
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
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 80.00 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
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 41.00 12.20
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 42.00 11.90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 43.00 11.63
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 43.95 11.38
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 44.01 11.36
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.95 11.12
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 Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 63.01 10.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.93 10.01
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 75.64 9.92
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.00 9.62
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 80.00 9.38
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 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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 54.99 9.09
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
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 Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 37.95 8.43
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
Samsung SpinPoint T Series HD320KJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 40.00 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 67.64 7.39
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 68.84 7.26
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 Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 45.50 7.03
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 76.01 6.58
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 77.25 6.47
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 78.35 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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 53.00 6.04
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 53.95 5.93
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 55.90 5.72
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 75.00 5.33
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 59.00 5.08
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 60.01 5.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 62.00 4.84
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 75.99 4.21
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 77.45 4.13
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
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

2014-10-27 $62.00 -6.00
2014-10-15 $68.00 -2.00
2014-10-10 $70.00 -15.95
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
2014-05-13 $109.98 +20.01

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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