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 58.65 51.15
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.00 32.26
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.99 30.77
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
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 68.88 29.04
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 40.01 24.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.45 23.56
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 43.00 23.26
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 43.20 23.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 65.00 23.08
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.01 22.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.25 22.64
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.99 22.23
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.50 20.62
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.85 20.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 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
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 26.50 18.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.49 18.70
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.01 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.16 18.46
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 27.85 17.95
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 27.99 17.86
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.95 16.96
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 61.81 16.18
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 48.01 15.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.96 15.16
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 50.00 15.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 68.01 14.70
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.47 14.60
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 21.95 14.58
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.89 14.31
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.98 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 35.90 13.93
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 36.00 13.89
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 61.00 13.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 38.01 13.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 58.01 12.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 39.50 12.66
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 26.00 12.31
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 42.00 11.90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 54.50 11.74
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.00 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
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 46.68 10.71
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 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 30.00 10.67
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 48.00 10.42
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 48.98 10.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 49.99 10.00
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 50.01 10.00
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 53.50 9.35
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 54.98 9.09
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 55.00 9.09
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.01 8.93
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
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.71 8.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 59.88 8.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 59.95 8.34
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 66.57 7.51
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 67.99 7.35
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.40 7.21
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 69.50 7.19
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 70.00 7.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 58.63 6.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 58.86 6.80
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.50 6.46
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.25 6.09
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 52.99 6.04
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.95 5.82
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 53.67 5.59
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 73.50 5.44
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 75.00 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 3 170.03 1.76
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 275.99 1.09

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-29 $53.67 -1.10
2015-03-29 $54.77 -1.24
2015-03-03 $56.01 -8.99
2015-02-26 $65.00 -25.00
2015-02-21 $90.00 +1.00
2015-02-16 $89.00 +33.00
2015-02-16 $56.00 -34.00
2015-02-13 $90.00 +26.00
2015-02-13 $64.00 -22.00
2015-02-13 $86.00 -118.25

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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