Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX (300 GB)

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Item 6896: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB WD3000BLHX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD3000BLHX
Size300 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 40.00 25.00
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.00 23.81
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.00 17.54
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.99 17.24
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 44.00 17.05
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 88.57 16.94
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.95 16.68
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 45.30 16.56
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 61.49 16.26
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 62.14 16.09
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 46.90 15.99
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 48.45 15.48
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Green WD20NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 2000 2 130.00 15.38
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 134.99 14.82
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 69.99 14.29
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 45.50 14.07
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 45.99 13.92
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 36.00 13.89
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 73.67 13.57
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 76.99 12.99
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 59.50 12.61
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 79.99 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 40.45 12.36
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 41.57 12.03
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 62.36 12.03
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 83.65 11.95
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 63.57 11.80
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.50 11.76
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 64.22 11.68
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.90 11.66
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 65.02 11.53
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 44.99 11.11
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 89.99 11.11
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 47.00 10.64
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.50 10.53
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 72.66 10.32
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.95 10.01
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.99 10.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 32.95 9.71
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 32.99 9.70
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 51.70 9.67
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.49 9.56
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 79.00 9.49
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 33.99 9.41
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 34.00 9.41
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 34.40 9.30
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 53.99 9.26
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 54.00 9.26
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.00 9.26
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 34.80 9.20
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 54.89 9.11
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 55.74 8.97
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 56.00 8.93
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 56.00 8.93
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 73.00 8.77
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.00 8.65
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 59.00 8.47
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.00 8.47
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.95 8.43
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 60.20 8.31
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 79.00 8.23
Toshiba HDD2J92 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 39.07 8.19
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 61.41 8.14
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.95 8.01
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.00 8.00
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 40.30 7.94
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.99 7.81
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.00 7.27
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 70.00 7.14
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 45.01 7.11
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 45.50 7.03
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 72.00 6.94
Seagate ST9750422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 117.30 6.39
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 80.00 6.25
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 80.67 6.20
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 54.00 5.93
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 85.00 5.88
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 54.99 5.82
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 86.15 5.80
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.57 5.46
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 59.00 5.42
Seagate Momentus XT STBD750100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 138.72 5.41
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3411 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 320 59.99 5.33
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 145.60 5.15
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 98.00 5.10
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 99.90 5.01
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 64.00 5.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 67.00 4.78
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 109.99 4.55
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 110.29 4.53
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 71.78 4.46
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 102.62 4.39
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 73.04 4.38
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 114.35 4.37
Seagate Momentus XT ST500LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 115.00 4.35
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 78.00 4.10
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 129.99 3.85
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 99.00 3.23
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 99.99 3.20
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2320BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 100.23 3.19
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 125.00 2.40
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 145.00 2.07
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 49.99 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 37.19 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 64.99 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 54.47 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 94.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 53.00 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 84.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 97.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 56.99 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 69.95 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-16 $125.00 -20.00
2014-10-28 $145.00 -30.00
2014-10-21 $175.00 -14.00
2014-10-17 $189.00 -1.95
2014-10-10 $190.95 +41.00
2014-09-27 $149.95 -9.67
2014-09-26 $159.62 +72.88
2014-09-25 $86.74 -72.88
2014-09-22 $159.62 +72.88
2014-09-22 $86.74 -1.55

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity300,069 MB
User Sectors Per Drive586,072,368
Capacity300 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
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Write Seek Time4.2 ms (average)
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)
Physical
Width69.85 mm
Depth100 mm
Weight219 g
Height15 mm

External links

Western Digital VelociRaptor Reviews & Benchmarks

Bjorn3D - Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive - May 4, 2012
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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
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