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
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 69.99 28.58
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 81.69 24.48
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 81.99 24.39
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 82.00 24.39
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.18 24.04
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 87.92 22.75
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.99 22.22
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 47.00 21.28
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 48.99 20.41
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.01 20.00
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 50.01 20.00
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 52.67 18.99
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 52.92 18.90
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 53.25 18.78
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 53.99 18.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.50 18.18
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 56.19 17.80
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 56.28 17.77
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 88.00 17.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 89.95 16.68
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK1002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.00 16.67
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.01 16.66
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 45.01 16.66
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 61.79 16.18
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 62.00 16.13
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 63.92 15.64
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 64.40 15.53
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 65.04 15.38
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 65.45 15.28
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.75 14.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.01 14.28
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 74.00 13.51
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 74.00 13.51
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.49 13.42
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 74.49 13.42
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 76.01 13.16
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.42 12.59
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 83.00 12.05
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 83.40 11.99
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 41.95 11.92
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 54.95 11.65
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.99 11.54
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 66.69 11.25
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.95 11.12
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 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 WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 29.99 10.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 29.99 10.67
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 48.26 10.36
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 62.00 10.32
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 48.45 10.32
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 49.00 10.20
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 49.22 10.16
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 76.00 9.87
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.01 9.61
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 79.00 9.49
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 53.00 9.43
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 54.00 9.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.01 9.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 54.42 9.19
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 54.56 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 E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.25 9.05
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 56.01 8.93
Western Digital RE3 WD3202ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 37.00 8.65
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.24 8.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 88.25 8.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 59.98 8.34
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
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 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 67.93 7.36
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 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 69.45 7.20
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 56.00 7.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 44.99 7.11
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 71.95 6.95
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 72.99 6.85
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 73.15 6.84
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 74.71 6.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 75.00 6.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 49.26 6.50
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 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 79.44 6.29
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
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 48.95 6.13
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 52.25 6.12
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 85.00 5.88
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 55.00 5.82
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 86.00 5.81
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 86.01 5.81
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
Seagate ST3500631NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 90.00 5.56
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 79.50 5.03
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 70.01 4.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 75.00 4.27
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 Caviar RE WD3200YS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 85.00 3.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 89.00 3.60
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 VelociRaptor WDBACN3000ENC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 300 3 209.00 1.44
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

2014-07-31 $70.01 -1.00
2014-07-25 $71.01 +3.00
2014-06-21 $68.01 -3.68
2014-06-21 $71.69 +3.68
2014-06-19 $68.01 -2.00
2014-06-12 $70.01 -3.68
2014-06-12 $73.69 +3.68
2014-06-07 $70.01 -51.73
2014-06-06 $121.74 +51.73
2014-06-04 $70.01 +0.21

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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