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 69.95 42.89
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 69.99 35.72
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.50 31.01
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 97.17 30.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 97.50 30.77
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 99.99 30.00
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 101.99 29.41
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.00 29.13
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 69.99 28.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 69.99 28.58
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.00 28.57
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 71.86 27.83
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.00 27.52
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 73.70 27.14
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 114.00 26.32
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 38.00 26.32
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.94 25.88
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 77.50 25.81
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 79.00 25.32
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 119.00 25.21
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 79.48 25.16
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.00 25.00
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 82.62 24.21
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 84.00 23.81
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 42.00 23.81
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 42.50 23.53
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 43.00 23.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 65.01 23.07
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 89.00 22.47
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 89.00 22.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.95 22.25
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 45.40 22.03
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 68.50 21.90
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.79 20.88
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 48.00 20.83
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.45 20.64
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.89 20.22
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 49.50 20.20
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.50 20.20
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 49.99 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.00 20.00
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 38.01 19.73
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 76.20 19.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 76.50 19.61
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.98 18.53
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 110.99 18.02
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 85.00 17.65
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 56.95 17.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 57.45 17.41
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 115.00 17.39
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 58.00 17.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.40 17.12
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.91 16.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 119.00 16.81
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 29.98 16.68
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 31.98 15.63
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 64.00 15.63
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 98.00 15.31
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 49.50 15.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 66.01 15.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD7500AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 49.98 15.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 67.55 14.80
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 67.75 14.76
Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 33.98 14.71
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 33.98 14.71
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.20 14.66
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 34.90 14.33
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 56.00 13.39
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 61.00 13.26
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 113.38 13.23
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 75.88 13.18
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 37.98 13.16
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 49.50 12.93
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 58.01 12.93
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 77.45 12.91
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 39.87 12.54
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 39.93 12.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 79.98 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 60.01 12.50
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 80.62 12.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 81.00 12.35
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 40.99 12.20
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 82.45 12.13
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 82.65 12.10
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 41.41 12.07
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 63.98 11.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
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 AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 28.05 11.41
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 44.00 11.36
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 88.00 11.36
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 45.28 11.04
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 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 46.00 10.87
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 29.95 10.68
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 29.95 10.68
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 29.99 10.67
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 93.79 10.66
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 48.00 10.42
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 96.50 10.36
Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 31.00 10.32
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 48.98 10.21
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
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 49.98 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 50.00 10.00
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 50.00 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 102.00 9.80
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 107.00 9.35
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.49 9.18
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 54.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 112.00 8.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 35.95 8.90
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 44.98 8.89
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 56.80 8.80
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 56.99 8.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.50 8.67
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 115.47 8.66
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.55 8.54
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
HP GE262UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 118.37 8.45
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 119.25 8.39
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 61.01 8.20
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 83.00 7.71
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 97.45 7.70
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 42.00 7.62
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 66.00 7.58
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 67.95 7.36
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 68.00 7.35
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 68.74 7.27
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 88.00 7.27
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.40 7.21
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 70.00 7.14
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 70.01 7.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.95 7.12
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.15 6.65
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 61.45 6.51
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 79.00 6.33
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 79.52 6.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 80.99 6.17
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 53.00 6.04
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.99 5.82
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
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
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 91.70 5.45
HP PV943UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 95.00 5.26
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
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 70.01 4.29
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
Samsung SpinPoint T Series HD403LJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 107.00 3.74
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 85.45 3.51
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 100.00 3.20
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 99.45 3.02
Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 118.43 2.70
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 79.00 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

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
2014-11-22 $49.00 -13.45
2014-11-04 $62.45 +1.45
2014-11-01 $61.00 -1.00

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

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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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