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 62.95 47.66
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 117.99 33.90
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 59.00 33.90
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 91.65 32.73
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 61.76 32.38
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 62.09 32.21
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 95.99 31.25
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 69.99 28.58
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 139.99 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.00 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 70.99 28.17
Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 HDS724040ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 144.57 27.67
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.92 27.29
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 110.99 27.03
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 113.20 26.50
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.00 26.32
Seagate ST4000VM000 SATA 5900 64 4000 156.70 25.53
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 118.00 25.42
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.00 25.32
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 159.00 25.16
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 79.90 25.03
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 30.01 24.99
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 161.09 24.83
Hitachi Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 162.99 24.54
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 40.94 24.43
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 82.18 24.34
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 41.80 23.92
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.99 23.26
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.00 23.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 65.00 23.08
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 43.53 22.97
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 66.01 22.72
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.55 22.45
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 89.99 22.22
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 135.00 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 69.10 21.71
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 46.53 21.49
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 139.99 21.43
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 93.59 21.37
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 47.30 21.14
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 95.99 20.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.99 20.27
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.95 20.21
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 99.99 20.00
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 125.00 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 150.00 20.00
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 50.01 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 151.10 19.85
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 50.43 19.83
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 108.00 18.52
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 54.49 18.35
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 165.00 18.18
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 111.59 17.92
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 56.01 17.85
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 57.01 17.54
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 58.49 17.10
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.59 16.86
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 89.79 16.71
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 119.99 16.67
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 93.99 15.96
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 62.78 15.93
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 62.91 15.90
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 129.99 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 130.15 15.37
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 131.74 15.18
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 65.95 15.16
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 133.00 15.04
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 133.25 15.01
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 136.62 14.64
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 70.00 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.31 14.22
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 45.95 13.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 46.01 13.91
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.00 13.79
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 145.10 13.78
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 149.42 13.39
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.98 12.82
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 79.45 12.59
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 159.00 12.58
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 60.01 12.50
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 161.44 12.39
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 164.00 12.20
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 84.60 11.82
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 63.54 11.80
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 85.00 11.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 86.00 11.63
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 86.99 11.50
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 88.00 11.36
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 89.10 11.22
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 69.99 10.72
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 93.71 10.67
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 142.00 10.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 142.20 10.55
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 5 143.00 10.49
Seagate Barracuda ST315005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 143.79 10.43
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 102.85 9.72
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 103.60 9.65
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 105.00 9.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 88.00 9.19
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 83.00 9.04
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 83.01 9.04
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 111.75 8.95
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 112.00 8.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 113.00 8.85
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 86.00 8.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 115.95 8.62
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 88.00 8.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 89.00 8.43
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 130.00 7.69
HP GE262UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 139.71 7.16
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 147.45 6.78
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 94.50 6.77
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 149.95 6.67
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 152.88 6.54
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 98.00 6.53
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 115.00 6.52
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 121.97 6.15
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 138.99 4.32
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 73.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 90.84 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-05-26 $138.99 -7.99
2015-05-26 $146.98 +0.01
2015-05-26 $146.97 +7.98
2015-05-13 $138.99 -34.00
2015-05-11 $172.99 +48.00
2015-05-11 $124.99 -58.01
2015-04-15 $183.00 +15.00
2015-04-15 $168.00 +10.00
2015-04-13 $158.00 -32.00
2015-04-11 $190.00 +5.50

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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