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 54.99 54.56
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 89.95 33.35
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.95 33.35
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.00 32.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 93.45 32.10
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 94.48 31.75
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 128.00 31.25
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.99 30.77
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 67.00 29.85
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 69.99 28.58
Western Digital Green WD40EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 2 139.99 28.57
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 70.00 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 72.00 27.78
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.00 27.52
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 109.25 27.46
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 110.00 27.27
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 110.62 27.12
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 110.99 27.03
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.00 27.03
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 75.00 26.67
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 Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 80.98 24.70
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 41.00 24.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 82.51 24.24
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 41.40 24.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.45 23.56
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 86.01 23.25
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 43.30 23.09
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.01 22.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.25 22.64
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 89.00 22.47
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 89.95 22.23
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.99 21.98
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 139.95 21.44
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 93.50 21.39
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 94.00 21.28
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.99 20.84
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.63 20.56
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 73.00 20.55
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 EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 49.95 20.02
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.95 20.02
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 49.99 20.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.99 20.00
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 52.00 19.23
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 87.00 17.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.95 16.96
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.57 16.87
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.82 16.83
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 61.81 16.18
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 Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.63 16.05
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 48.01 15.62
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 65.00 15.38
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 98.00 15.31
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.83 15.19
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 135.71 14.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 137.99 14.49
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 138.00 14.49
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.98 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 70.01 14.28
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 140.72 14.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 108.00 13.89
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 54.15 13.85
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 110.26 13.60
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
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 58.01 12.93
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.99 12.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 78.51 12.74
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 118.00 12.71
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 79.00 12.66
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.95 12.51
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 79.95 12.51
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 Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 127.00 11.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 54.50 11.74
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
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 87.53 11.42
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 89.76 11.14
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 93.49 10.70
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 94.00 10.64
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 94.17 10.62
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 95.98 10.42
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 97.00 10.31
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0053 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 5 113.72 8.79
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 86.01 8.72
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 95.30 7.87
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 83.00 7.71
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 750 3 99.00 7.58
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 140.00 7.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 94.50 6.77
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 98.00 6.53
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 640 5 99.00 6.46
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 118.00 6.36
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 124.99 4.80
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

2015-03-25 $124.99 +26.01
2015-03-25 $98.98 -26.02
2015-03-25 $125.00 +27.50
2015-03-24 $97.50 -60.50
2015-03-20 $158.00 +37.83
2015-03-19 $120.17 -37.83
2015-03-19 $158.00 -41.99
2015-03-18 $199.99 +41.99
2015-03-17 $158.00 -41.99
2015-03-16 $199.99 +61.00

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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