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 69.95 42.89
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 69.99 35.72
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 56.60 35.34
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 61.25 32.65
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 67.99 29.42
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 69.00 28.99
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 72.00 27.78
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 73.79 27.10
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 76.00 26.32
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 77.50 25.81
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 77.99 25.64
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 79.00 25.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.25 25.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 79.41 25.19
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.50 24.69
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 41.50 24.10
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.01 23.80
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 63.50 23.62
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 44.46 22.49
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.49 22.48
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 69.40 21.61
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 46.50 21.51
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 35.01 21.42
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 48.00 20.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 48.99 20.41
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
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.95 20.02
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
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 52.48 19.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 78.99 18.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.98 18.53
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.50 18.35
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 84.30 17.79
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
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.36 17.14
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 Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 45.00 16.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 61.00 16.39
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 61.50 16.26
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 39.95 16.02
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
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.00 15.15
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 66.05 15.14
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 67.52 14.81
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 52.00 14.42
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 34.90 14.33
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 71.36 14.01
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 56.00 13.39
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 37.38 13.38
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
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
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
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.56 12.41
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 80.62 12.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 40.50 12.35
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 41.41 12.07
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 65.00 11.54
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 27.75 11.53
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
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 43.95 11.38
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 45.00 11.11
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 45.28 11.04
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 45.72 10.94
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 45.75 10.93
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 46.01 10.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 29.50 10.85
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
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 47.00 10.64
Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 31.00 10.32
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
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 34.50 9.28
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
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 44.00 9.09
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 56.80 8.80
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.55 8.54
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 61.01 8.20
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 62.49 8.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 40.00 8.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 83.00 7.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 64.98 7.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 66.00 7.58
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 66.01 7.57
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 67.99 7.35
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 68.00 7.35
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
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 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.15 6.65
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 75.91 6.59
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 48.99 6.53
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
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 79.99 6.25
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 81.99 6.10
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 53.00 6.04
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
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 75.00 5.33
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 66.00 4.55
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 70.01 4.29
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 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 79.00 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-01-31 $66.00 -2.01
2015-01-30 $68.01 -6.49
2015-01-30 $74.50 -1.00
2015-01-30 $75.50 -1.50
2015-01-29 $77.00 -7.50
2015-01-29 $84.50 -5.50
2015-01-29 $90.00 -3.00
2015-01-28 $93.00 -111.25
2015-01-26 $204.25 +118.80
2015-01-26 $85.45 -123.55

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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