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 79.95 37.52
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 95.50 31.41
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 102.69 29.21
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 103.00 29.13
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.33 28.48
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 108.95 27.54
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 72.99 27.40
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 110.04 27.26
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.94 25.88
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 77.48 25.81
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.98 25.65
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 117.14 25.61
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.45 24.55
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.99 23.53
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.00 23.53
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 43.50 22.99
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 44.00 22.73
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.50 22.47
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 69.20 21.68
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.50 20.62
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.50 20.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 74.20 20.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 75.00 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 76.50 19.61
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 52.00 19.23
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 105.20 19.01
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 52.99 18.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 52.99 18.87
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 39.98 18.76
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.00 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.49 18.35
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
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 56.95 17.56
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 85.99 17.44
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.40 17.12
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 58.69 17.04
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 58.78 17.01
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 58.95 16.96
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 91.00 16.48
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 93.00 16.13
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 64.50 15.50
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 64.98 15.39
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 66.08 15.13
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 67.81 14.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.50 14.60
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 110.00 13.64
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.36 13.45
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 56.00 13.39
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 74.75 13.38
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 48.00 13.33
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 80.56 12.41
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 81.01 12.34
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 83.85 11.93
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.01 11.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 85.99 11.63
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 85.99 11.63
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 70.01 10.71
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 hua722010cla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 98.00 10.20
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 76.00 9.87
Seagate SV35.5 ST31000525SV SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 106.15 9.42
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 109.90 9.10
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 110.00 9.09
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 110.33 9.06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 73.00 8.77
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 114.99 8.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 87.40 8.58
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 Caviar Black WD6401AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 5 79.00 8.10
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 100.00 7.50
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 108.00 6.94
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 97.98 6.12
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 73.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-16 $97.98 -0.02
2014-12-16 $98.00 -12.01
2014-12-12 $110.01 +1.01
2014-12-08 $109.00 -1.00
2014-12-03 $110.00 -0.01
2014-11-26 $110.01 +10.15
2014-11-26 $99.86 +1.86
2014-11-25 $98.00 -1.98
2014-11-23 $99.98 -0.02
2014-11-23 $100.00 -10.01

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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