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 54.40 55.15
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 65.88 37.95
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 29.99 33.34
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 90.16 33.27
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 61.00 32.79
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.15 32.18
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 94.60 31.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 95.00 31.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 97.99 30.62
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 135.95 29.42
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 101.99 29.41
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 69.62 28.73
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 69.95 28.59
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 69.99 28.58
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 70.00 28.57
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 143.00 27.97
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.00 27.52
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 72.99 27.40
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 110.99 27.03
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 74.00 27.03
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 114.99 26.09
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 77.99 25.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 78.00 25.64
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 78.99 25.32
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 39.50 25.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 3 118.79 25.25
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 119.00 25.21
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.98 25.01
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 159.99 25.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 40.00 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 82.00 24.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 82.01 24.39
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 64.00 23.44
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.00 23.26
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 43.00 23.26
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 43.00 23.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 64.99 23.08
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 89.95 22.23
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 135.00 22.22
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 91.00 21.98
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 68.55 21.88
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.99 20.84
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 144.95 20.70
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.85 20.47
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.95 20.02
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 49.95 20.02
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 49.99 20.00
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 50.00 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.96 19.62
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 102.00 19.61
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 78.99 18.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 105.62 18.94
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 52.99 18.87
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.00 18.52
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 109.00 18.35
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 54.94 18.20
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 41.50 18.07
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 83.40 17.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 56.50 17.70
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 57.95 17.26
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 58.00 17.24
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 59.45 16.82
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.91 16.82
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 119.25 16.77
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 61.88 16.16
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 93.90 15.97
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 126.98 15.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.00 15.63
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 129.55 15.44
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 130.00 15.38
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 98.00 15.31
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 137.99 14.49
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 71.28 14.03
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 143.50 13.94
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 73.16 13.67
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 110.26 13.60
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 56.00 13.39
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 74.95 13.34
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 61.00 13.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.00 12.99
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 155.00 12.90
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 158.00 12.66
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.95 12.51
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 60.01 12.50
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.56 12.41
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD154UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 125.00 12.00
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 84.99 11.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 69.99 10.72
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 93.78 10.66
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 94.40 10.59
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 95.73 10.45
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 95.98 10.42
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 99.00 10.10
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 75.00 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 105.50 9.48
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 5 159.75 9.39
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
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 114.99 8.70
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 95.00 7.89
HP GE262UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 127.83 7.82
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 83.00 7.71
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 134.86 7.42
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 88.00 7.27
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 139.20 7.18
HP StorageWorks MSA2 AJ740A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 143.00 6.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 108.00 6.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 95.00 6.74
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 149.95 6.67
HP Midline 458930-B21 SATA 7200 750 115.00 6.52
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 138.00 5.43
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 640 5 118.00 5.42
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 139.08 5.39
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 135.40 4.43
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 79.00 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-02-27 $135.40 -0.50
2015-02-27 $135.90 -0.73
2015-02-26 $136.63 +14.87
2015-02-26 $121.76 -14.87
2015-02-26 $136.63 -2.27
2015-02-25 $138.90 -0.09
2015-02-23 $138.99 +0.09
2015-02-22 $138.90 -0.09
2015-02-21 $138.99 +8.09
2015-02-18 $130.90 -8.09

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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