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 75.00 40.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 144.41 27.70
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.98 27.28
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 109.99 27.28
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 154.99 25.81
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 122.00 24.59
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
Western Digital AV-GP WD40EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 165.00 24.24
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 123.99 24.20
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 124.41 24.11
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.18 24.04
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 124.99 24.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 HDS724040ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 167.98 23.81
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 172.99 23.12
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 129.99 23.08
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 174.99 22.86
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 131.31 22.85
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 WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 181.72 22.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 90.99 21.98
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 91.50 21.86
Seagate ST4000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 4000 185.15 21.60
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 116.00 21.55
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN(0S03660) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 139.99 21.43
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 93.45 21.40
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 47.00 21.28
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 94.99 21.05
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 142.99 20.98
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 95.99 20.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 144.16 20.81
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 48.99 20.41
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 98.94 20.21
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.97 20.21
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 148.99 20.14
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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
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
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 159.99 18.75
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
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 177.99 16.85
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.85 16.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 119.90 16.68
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 89.95 16.68
Western Digital RE SATA WD3000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 180.00 16.67
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 Se WD3000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 187.68 15.98
Western Digital Black WD3001FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 188.49 15.92
Seagate Constellation CS ST3000NC002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 189.99 15.79
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 95.00 15.79
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 63.92 15.64
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 192.95 15.55
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 193.00 15.54
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 64.40 15.53
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
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
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 130.00 15.38
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 130.00 15.38
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.04 15.38
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 98.00 15.31
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 98.00 15.31
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 65.45 15.28
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 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
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 136.00 14.71
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.75 14.34
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 105.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.01 14.28
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 146.50 13.65
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 110.00 13.64
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
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 148.99 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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 155.25 12.88
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 156.25 12.80
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.42 12.59
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 159.11 12.57
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 159.99 12.50
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
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 170.00 11.76
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
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 174.00 11.49
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 175.25 11.41
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 66.69 11.25
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 179.00 11.17
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 11.11
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 185.50 10.78
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 94.00 10.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 94.00 10.64
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 94.50 10.58
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 190.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 62.00 10.32
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 98.39 10.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 76.00 9.87
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 79.00 9.49
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 109.25 9.15
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 109.50 9.13
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 115.00 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 88.25 8.50
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 119.78 8.35
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 78.00 8.21
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 135.25 7.39
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 138.00 7.25
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 104.00 7.21
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 140.00 7.14
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 105.00 7.14
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 143.00 6.99
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 144.93 6.90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 109.00 6.88
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 5 149.50 6.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 118.00 5.42
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 188.01 5.32
HP Midline 458930-B21 SATA 7200 750 173.50 4.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 189.95 3.95
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 161.15 3.72
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 77.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 109.99 0.00
Seagate ST4000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4TB+8GB NAND Flash 159.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-07-31 $161.15 -2.00
2014-07-30 $163.15 -2.84
2014-07-30 $165.99 -1.00
2014-07-29 $166.99 -11.50
2014-07-29 $178.49 -2.50
2014-07-29 $180.99 -1.50
2014-07-29 $182.49 -2.50
2014-07-29 $184.99 -1.25
2014-07-29 $186.24 -1.20
2014-07-27 $187.44 -1.06

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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