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 78.00 38.46
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.00 31.25
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 64.75 30.89
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 99.45 30.17
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 101.95 29.43
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.99 28.85
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 104.69 28.66
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 72.60 27.55
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 108.98 27.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 73.03 27.39
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 109.99 27.28
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 110.95 27.04
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 74.99 26.67
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 75.99 26.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.41 25.84
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 39.00 25.64
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 78.01 25.64
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 79.95 25.02
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 44.00 22.73
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 89.94 22.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 89.99 22.22
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.00 22.22
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 45.50 21.98
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 70.19 21.37
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.20 21.07
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.50 20.20
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 Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.50 20.13
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 49.99 20.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 51.99 19.23
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 104.67 19.11
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 52.99 18.87
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.01 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.50 18.35
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 42.00 17.86
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 86.30 17.38
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 58.51 17.09
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 87.99 17.05
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.80 17.01
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 58.95 16.96
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 89.00 16.85
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 59.49 16.81
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.65 16.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 60.01 16.66
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 60.01 16.66
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 91.00 16.48
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 62.00 16.13
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.45 16.01
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 63.25 15.81
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 99.00 15.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 66.86 14.96
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 68.00 14.71
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 68.01 14.70
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 54.48 13.77
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 73.49 13.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 78.00 12.82
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 78.62 12.72
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 52.89 12.10
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 83.85 11.93
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 92.91 10.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 94.07 10.63
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 99.04 10.10
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 100.00 10.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 103.00 9.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 104.00 9.62
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 104.15 9.60
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 80.00 9.38
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 109.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 79.00 8.10
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 94.15 7.97
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 100.00 7.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 95.00 6.74
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 99.98 6.00
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 79.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-23 $99.98 -0.02
2014-11-23 $100.00 -10.01
2014-11-23 $110.01 +10.01
2014-11-20 $100.00 -3.00
2014-11-19 $103.00 -2.00
2014-11-17 $105.00 -3.00
2014-11-12 $108.00 -2.00
2014-11-11 $110.00 -0.01
2014-11-10 $110.01 -6.99
2014-11-08 $117.00 -2.00

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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