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/$)
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 72.99 41.10
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 83.78 29.84
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 106.99 28.04
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 110.00 27.27
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 114.99 26.09
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 154.00 25.97
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.75 25.08
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 59.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 121.39 24.71
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 164.99 24.24
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 124.95 24.01
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 126.35 23.74
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 84.81 23.58
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 127.99 23.44
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 127.99 23.44
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 86.00 23.26
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 131.99 22.73
Seagate ST4000VM000 SATA 5900 64 4000 176.99 22.60
Western Digital AV-GP WD40EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 181.15 22.08
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 137.99 21.74
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 137.99 21.74
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 184.99 21.62
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 92.99 21.51
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 140.00 21.43
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 94.00 21.28
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 189.00 21.16
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 95.93 20.85
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 96.99 20.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 145.99 20.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.90 20.30
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 99.22 20.16
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 148.99 20.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 49.99 20.00
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 99.98 20.00
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Seagate ST3000VM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 3000 149.99 20.00
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN(0S03660) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 149.99 20.00
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 199.99 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 77.00 19.48
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 105.95 18.88
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 107.00 18.69
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 81.70 18.36
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.74 18.27
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.99 18.19
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 55.00 18.18
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 110.00 18.18
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 56.01 17.85
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 112.25 17.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 112.69 17.75
Western Digital Se WD3000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 169.95 17.65
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 142.24 17.58
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.46 17.11
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 59.00 16.95
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3015ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1500 89.83 16.70
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.99 16.67
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 60.25 16.60
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 46.01 16.30
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 185.99 16.13
Western Digital RE SATA WD3000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 188.95 15.88
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.01 15.87
Seagate Constellation CS ST3000NC002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 189.99 15.79
Western Digital Black WD3001FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 189.99 15.79
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 95.00 15.79
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 126.99 15.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 63.99 15.63
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.92 15.40
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 129.95 15.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 98.00 15.31
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.95 15.16
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3030ALA630 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 3000 199.00 15.08
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.59 15.02
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 133.56 14.97
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 135.00 14.81
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 137.96 14.50
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 138.00 14.49
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.44 14.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.80 14.12
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 141.69 14.12
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 55.00 13.64
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 148.00 13.51
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 149.00 13.42
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 56.00 13.39
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 74.80 13.37
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 150.00 13.33
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 75.79 13.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 57.50 13.04
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 77.00 12.99
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 154.88 12.91
Western Digital WESA9 WD25EZRX-SATA III SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 196.29 12.74
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.00 12.66
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.19 12.63
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 79.98 12.50
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 159.99 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 125.00 12.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 125.00 12.00
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 83.40 11.99
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 83.95 11.91
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 83.99 11.91
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 5 129.99 11.54
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 89.00 11.24
Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 179.99 11.11
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 193.80 10.32
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 97.80 10.22
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.00 10.10
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 99.99 10.00
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 99.99 10.00
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 199.99 10.00
Hitachi 0F14690 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 199.99 10.00
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 200.88 9.96
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 215.00 9.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 108.00 9.26
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 70.01 9.14
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 109.99 9.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 83.48 8.98
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 85.00 8.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 85.00 8.82
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 75.00 8.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 119.00 8.40
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 91.25 8.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 92.50 8.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 94.50 7.94
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 81.00 7.90
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 95.00 7.89
G-TECH 0G00149 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 1000 3 130.30 7.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 99.00 7.58
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 150.00 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 154.95 6.45
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 155.42 6.43
HP Midline 458930-B21 SATA 7200 750 135.00 5.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 188.01 5.32
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 1000 5 196.86 5.08
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 140.00 4.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 189.95 3.95
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500KSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 199.00 3.77
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 179.99 3.33
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 83.23 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 114.99 0.00
Seagate ST4000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4TB+8GB NAND Flash 199.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-03 $179.99 -9.75
2014-04-03 $189.74 -0.19
2014-04-03 $189.93 -0.19
2014-04-03 $190.12 -0.40
2014-04-02 $190.52 -5.07
2014-04-01 $195.59 +3.90
2014-04-01 $191.69 -8.30
2014-03-28 $199.99 +8.00
2014-03-27 $191.99 -8.00
2014-03-26 $199.99 +10.00

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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