Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX (600 GB)

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Item 4347: Western Digital VelociRaptor 600 GB WD6000BLHX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD6000BLHX
Size600 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
$ 249.95 + $7.86 shipping
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Toshiba MQ01ABD075 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 45.00 16.67
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 63.83 15.67
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.90 15.41
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 65.99 15.15
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 51.85 14.46
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.98 14.29
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.00 14.15
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 143.89 13.90
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 74.79 13.37
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 79.24 12.62
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.90 12.52
Western Digital Green WD15NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 1500 120.74 12.42
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.92 12.09
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 83.99 11.91
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.24 11.86
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 84.99 11.77
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 63.99 11.72
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 85.95 11.63
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 66.06 11.35
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 133.22 11.26
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 67.23 11.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 69.00 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 96.59 10.35
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 96.98 10.31
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 101.06 9.90
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 79.99 9.38
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 72.00 9.03
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 99.00 7.58
Seagate ST9750422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 117.30 6.39
Toshiba MK6461GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 3 109.99 5.82
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 185.00 5.41
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000641NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 199.93 5.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 1000 3 199.95 5.00
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 155.00 4.84
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 170.00 4.41
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 149.95 4.27
Toshiba MKxx59GSM Series MK7559GSM SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 199.00 3.77
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM641JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 179.95 3.56
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 174.35 3.44
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 44.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 59.99 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 98.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 79.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 99.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 107.51 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 82.84 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 127.26 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-16 $174.35 -0.80
2014-03-19 $175.15 -23.84
2014-03-18 $198.99 +84.04
2014-03-17 $249.95 +80.00
2014-02-02 $114.95 +5.70
2014-01-19 $109.25 -5.70
2013-12-23 $169.95 -130.04
2013-12-23 $114.95 +20.46
2013-12-06 $94.49 -20.50
2013-11-08 $114.99 -8.01

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 VelociRaptor Reviews & Benchmarks

Bjorn3D - Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive - May 4, 2012
Techgage - Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB - May 24, 2010
Legit Reviews - WD VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6Gbps Hard Drive Review - April 6, 2010
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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