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 59.95 50.04
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 59.95 33.36
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 59.99 33.34
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 90.88 33.01
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 95.00 31.58
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.00 31.25
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 97.99 30.62
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 97.99 30.62
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 66.20 30.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 67.00 29.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 102.00 29.41
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 68.45 29.22
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.53 28.98
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 75.00 26.67
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 114.95 26.10
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 76.65 26.09
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 77.99 25.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 77.99 25.64
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 118.72 25.27
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 39.75 25.16
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.98 25.01
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
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 81.49 24.54
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 82.01 24.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.01 23.80
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 42.10 23.75
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 42.45 23.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 84.99 23.53
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 43.75 22.86
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.00 22.73
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.00 22.73
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 88.38 22.63
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.85 22.30
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 89.90 22.25
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 45.01 22.22
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 92.99 21.51
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.75 21.11
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.78 20.88
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.00 20.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.00 20.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.95 20.02
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 WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 76.00 19.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 102.48 19.52
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 52.01 19.23
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 52.59 19.02
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 107.80 18.55
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 54.00 18.52
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 56.01 17.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 84.40 17.77
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 57.39 17.42
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.57 16.87
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.78 16.84
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 29.90 16.72
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 29.90 16.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 59.95 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 59.99 16.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 60.00 16.67
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 30.00 16.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 30.01 16.66
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 92.66 16.19
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 93.00 16.13
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 19.95 16.04
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 93.90 15.97
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 63.98 15.63
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 48.01 15.62
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 64.40 15.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 64.78 15.44
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 21.95 14.58
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 69.00 14.49
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 45.95 13.93
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 35.90 13.93
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 36.00 13.89
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 37.00 13.51
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 60.00 13.48
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 56.00 13.39
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 23.90 13.39
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 48.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 24.45 13.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 30.93 12.93
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 58.01 12.93
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 24.95 12.83
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 39.50 12.66
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.50 12.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 79.85 12.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 39.95 12.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 43.00 11.63
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 86.99 11.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 28.00 11.43
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 88.00 11.36
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 44.18 11.32
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 44.20 11.31
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 89.76 11.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 44.95 11.12
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 90.00 11.11
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 90.18 11.09
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 91.25 10.96
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 69.99 10.72
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 46.93 10.65
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 94.00 10.64
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 94.16 10.62
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 94.99 10.53
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 47.99 10.42
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 99.00 10.10
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 50.01 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 102.05 9.80
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 78.00 9.62
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 33.79 9.47
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 53.00 9.43
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.49 9.18
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
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 112.99 8.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 58.00 8.62
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
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.71 8.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 59.95 8.34
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 59.99 8.33
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 60.64 8.25
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 91.36 8.21
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 61.00 8.20
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 62.11 8.05
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 63.00 7.94
Western Digital RE3 WD3202ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 42.00 7.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 99.00 7.58
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 640 5 85.00 7.53
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 68.69 7.28
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.40 7.21
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 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 58.63 6.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 94.50 6.77
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 74.00 6.76
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 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
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 49.25 6.50
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.50 6.46
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 118.00 6.36
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 78.98 6.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 79.80 6.27
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.25 6.09
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 68.00 5.88
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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 88.00 5.68
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 88.00 5.68
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 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 93.75 4.80
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 84.25 4.75
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 72.50 4.14
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 78.40 4.08
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 98.98 3.03
Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 114.96 2.78
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 170.03 1.76
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 275.99 1.09
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 90.84 0.00
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 69.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

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
2014-11-22 $49.00 -13.45
2014-11-04 $62.45 +1.45

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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