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 Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 75.00 40.00
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 69.00 28.99
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD154UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 59.00 25.42
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.00 25.00
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 80.17 24.95
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 41.00 24.39
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 45.00 22.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 72.23 20.77
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 48.99 20.41
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.00 20.27
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 52.92 18.90
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 40.00 18.75
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 53.45 18.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 55.00 18.18
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 55.66 17.97
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 57.24 17.47
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 59.00 16.95
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 59.00 16.95
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.00 16.95
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.50 16.81
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 60.81 16.44
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.29 15.32
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 65.45 15.28
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.58 15.02
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 68.00 14.71
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.50 14.60
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 35.83 13.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 53.75 13.95
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 54.01 13.89
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 73.00 13.70
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 75.20 13.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 49.95 12.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 78.99 12.66
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 39.50 12.66
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 79.99 12.50
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 40.00 12.50
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 40.36 12.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 41.25 12.12
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 44.00 11.36
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
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 44.99 11.11
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 45.00 11.11
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 30.00 10.67
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 47.00 10.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 48.25 10.36
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 62.00 10.32
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 49.45 10.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 77.23 9.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 52.00 9.62
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 79.00 9.49
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 53.00 9.43
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 34.00 9.41
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.99 9.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.01 9.26
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 56.01 8.93
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.24 8.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 59.98 8.34
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 78.00 8.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 39.95 8.01
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 63.00 7.94
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.99 7.46
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 67.00 7.46
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 67.24 7.44
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 H3400B72S SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 69.09 7.24
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 69.50 7.19
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 56.00 7.14
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 45.00 7.11
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 45.00 7.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 71.10 7.03
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 71.95 6.95
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 74.71 6.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 78.00 6.41
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 78.00 6.41
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 78.65 6.36
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 80.00 6.25
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 80.99 6.17
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 51.85 6.17
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 48.95 6.13
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.99 5.82
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 69.95 5.72
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 61.01 4.92
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
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 85.95 3.49
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 89.99 3.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 173.00 1.73
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 179.95 1.67
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 77.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-08-22 $61.01 +1.01
2014-08-21 $60.00 -1.00
2014-08-16 $61.00 -1.00
2014-08-16 $62.00 -7.75
2014-08-14 $69.75 -0.25
2014-08-14 $70.00 -0.01
2014-08-13 $70.01 -3.74
2014-08-13 $73.75 +3.74
2014-08-07 $70.01 -14.99
2014-08-07 $85.00 +14.99

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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