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/$)
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.99 31.75
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 63.96 31.27
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 67.88 29.46
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 69.00 28.99
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 69.95 28.59
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 69.99 28.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 72.99 27.40
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 38.86 25.73
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 44.00 22.73
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 45.50 21.98
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 70.10 21.40
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.20 21.07
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.50 20.20
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.50 20.20
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 49.50 20.20
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 49.99 20.00
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 49.99 20.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 51.99 19.23
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 52.99 18.87
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.00 18.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 54.00 18.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 56.95 17.56
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.45 17.11
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 44.00 17.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 58.95 16.96
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 59.49 16.81
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.50 16.81
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 59.95 16.68
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 SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 62.00 16.13
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 63.99 15.63
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.00 15.38
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.00 15.15
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 68.00 14.71
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 68.01 14.70
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 35.99 13.89
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 54.00 13.89
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 54.48 13.77
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 73.49 13.61
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 37.99 13.16
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 49.00 13.06
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 38.95 12.84
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 39.00 12.82
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 39.50 12.66
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 39.93 12.52
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 39.99 12.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 40.48 12.35
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 40.48 12.35
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 40.65 12.30
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 40.99 12.20
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 26.50 12.08
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 43.00 11.63
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
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 45.74 10.93
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 45.75 10.93
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 46.00 10.87
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 47.99 10.42
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 51.76 9.66
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 34.00 9.41
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 34.40 9.30
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 54.77 9.13
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 73.00 8.77
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 37.00 8.65
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.96 8.48
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 59.99 8.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 61.01 8.20
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 50.00 8.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 65.00 7.69
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 65.00 7.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.99 7.46
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 42.99 7.44
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 68.78 7.27
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 70.01 7.14
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
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
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 74.00 6.76
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 74.00 6.76
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
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 51.85 6.17
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 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 55.90 5.72
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 54.01 5.55
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 55.01 5.45
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 64.99 4.92
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 99.45 3.02
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 69.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-28 $54.01 -14.77
2014-11-28 $68.78 +14.77
2014-11-20 $54.01 -14.77
2014-11-20 $68.78 +14.77
2014-11-09 $54.01 +1.01
2014-11-09 $53.00 -1.99
2014-11-09 $54.99 -8.01
2014-11-04 $63.00 -5.78
2014-11-04 $68.78 +5.78
2014-11-04 $63.00 +8.10

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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