Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX (600 GB)

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Item 4346: Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 GB WD6000HLHX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD6000HLHX
Size600 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD6000HLHX Reviews12
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 83.00 36.14
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 5 126.89 31.52
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 136.99 29.20
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.00 27.52
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 149.99 26.67
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 75.00 26.67
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 115.98 25.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 77.50 25.81
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 119.99 25.00
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 120.99 24.80
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 121.70 24.65
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 81.99 24.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 123.95 24.20
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 124.00 24.19
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 165.75 24.13
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 82.99 24.10
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.00 24.10
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.24 24.03
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 84.00 23.81
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 85.00 23.53
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 85.20 23.47
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 128.99 23.26
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.01 23.25
Seagate ST3000VM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 3000 130.99 22.90
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 88.00 22.73
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 44.00 22.73
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN(0S03660) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 134.99 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 68.50 21.90
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 46.00 21.74
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 116.00 21.55
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 93.99 21.28
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 141.99 21.13
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.47 20.63
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.96 20.63
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 98.00 20.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 73.75 20.34
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.89 20.22
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 49.47 20.21
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.50 20.13
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 152.23 19.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 155.00 19.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 79.90 18.77
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 40.00 18.75
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 165.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.50 18.18
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.09 18.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 55.45 18.03
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 56.50 17.70
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 57.24 17.47
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.00 16.95
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.68 16.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 59.99 16.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 92.00 16.30
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.82 15.92
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 64.00 15.63
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.13 15.59
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 128.70 15.54
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.95 15.40
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 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
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 99.00 15.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 99.00 15.15
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.99 15.04
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 134.00 14.93
Hitachi Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 135.00 14.81
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 138.99 14.39
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 105.00 14.29
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 140.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 44.95 14.24
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 143.15 13.97
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 143.50 13.94
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 54.50 13.76
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 73.00 13.70
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 74.00 13.51
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 150.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 154.99 12.90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.99 12.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 78.00 12.82
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 161.31 12.40
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 81.80 12.22
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 84.99 11.77
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.99 11.54
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 86.74 11.53
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 86.75 11.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 89.00 11.24
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 11.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 68.50 10.95
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 92.49 10.81
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 63.01 10.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 99.99 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 77.23 9.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 103.00 9.71
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 84.00 8.93
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 73.00 8.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 88.20 8.50
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 120.00 8.33
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 129.34 7.73
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 98.00 7.65
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 100.00 7.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 138.99 7.19
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 140.00 7.14
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 143.00 6.99
G-TECH 0G00149 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 1000 3 146.86 6.81
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 157.00 6.37
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 108.00 5.93
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 128.00 5.86
HP Midline 458930-B21 SATA 7200 750 155.00 4.84
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 158.00 4.75
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 139.99 4.29
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 109.78 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-25 $149.95 -0.05
2014-09-18 $150.00 -11.99
2014-09-15 $161.99 +41.99
2014-08-22 $120.00 -7.00
2014-08-22 $127.00 -1.00
2014-08-21 $128.00 -2.00
2014-08-19 $130.00 -5.00
2014-08-18 $135.00 -3.00
2014-08-15 $138.00 -1.00
2014-08-14 $139.00 -0.99

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity600,127 MB
User Sectors Per Drive1,172,123,568
Capacity600 GB
Performance
Read Seek Time3.6 ms (average)
Rotational Speed10,000 RPM (nominal)
Average Latency3.00 ms (nominal)
Track-To-Track Seek Time0.4 ms (average)
Load/unload Cycles600,000 minimum
Write Seek Time4.2 ms (average)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size32 MB
Power
Standby0.70 Watts
Read/Write6.20 Watts
Sleep0.70 Watts
Idle4.30 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 037 dBA (average)
Idle Mode30 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD6000HLHX Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - WD Caviar Black 2TB & VelociRaptor 600GB - Oct. 10, 2010
Tech ARP - Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Hard Disk Drive Review Reviewer's Choice - July 28, 2010
Techgage - Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Editor's Choice - May 24, 2010
StorageReview.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor Review (600GB WD6000HLHX) - April 6, 2010
Hardware Secrets - Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 GB Hard Disk Drive Review Golden Award - April 6, 2010
Hot Hardware - WD VelociRaptor 600GB: Fastest Hard Drive Ever Approved - April 6, 2010
Legit Reviews - WD VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6Gbps Hard Drive Review Editor's Choice - April 6, 2010
Tom's Hardware - VelociRaptor Returns: 6Gb/s, 600GB, And 10,000 RPM - April 6, 2010

Other Western Digital VelociRaptor Reviews & Benchmarks

Bjorn3D - Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive - May 4, 2012
Benchmark Reviews - WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive - July 27, 2009
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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