Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS (300 GB)

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Item 1497: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB WD3000HLFS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD3000HLFS
Size300 GB
Cache16 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD3000HLFS Reviews3 (avg: 4.4/5)
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
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
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 38.50 25.97
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.99 25.64
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 46.00 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 70.00 21.43
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 47.77 20.93
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 48.00 20.83
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.67 20.13
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.90 20.03
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 50.00 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 76.90 19.51
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 38.50 19.48
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 53.00 18.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 53.95 18.54
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 54.70 18.28
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 56.92 17.57
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.99 16.95
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
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.01 15.62
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
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.43 15.05
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 50.01 15.00
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 67.00 14.93
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 68.00 14.71
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 34.00 14.71
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 68.00 14.71
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 68.01 14.70
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 Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 72.90 13.72
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 37.00 13.51
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
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 39.93 12.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 40.01 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 42.00 11.90
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 42.00 11.90
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 42.00 11.90
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 43.44 11.51
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
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 49.22 10.16
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 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 49.99 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 75.74 9.90
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
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 H3400B72S SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 45.00 8.89
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 36.00 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 Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 58.68 8.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.68 8.52
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 40.00 8.00
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
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 74.00 6.76
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 WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 75.80 6.60
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
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.99 6.40
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.00 6.12
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 65.95 6.07
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 53.95 5.93
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 54.43 5.88
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.57 5.76
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 58.00 5.17
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 73.00 4.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 173.00 1.73
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-10-17 $58.00 -16.00
2014-10-17 $74.00 +16.00
2014-10-10 $58.00 -16.00
2014-09-30 $74.00 +7.99
2014-09-29 $66.01 -2.77
2014-09-29 $68.78 +2.77
2014-09-25 $66.01 -2.77
2014-09-18 $68.78 -1.23
2014-09-17 $70.01 -6.00
2014-09-16 $76.01 -6.00

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 WD3000HLFS Reviews & Benchmarks

Benchmark Reviews - WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive (8.8/10) Silver Tachometer Award - July 27, 2009

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
Silent PC Review - WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown - June 11, 2008
Hot Hardware - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD - April 21, 2008

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