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 M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 54.00 18.52
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 42.38 17.70
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 56.62 17.66
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 42.99 17.45
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 43.00 17.44
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.50 17.39
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 86.26 17.39
Western Digital Green WD20NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 2000 2 125.00 16.00
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 127.39 15.70
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 48.99 15.31
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 66.49 15.04
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 67.33 14.85
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 36.00 13.89
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 46.99 13.62
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 73.49 13.61
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 55.99 13.40
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 74.99 13.34
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 79.98 12.50
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 81.22 12.31
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 60.96 12.30
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 41.48 12.05
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 83.32 12.00
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 83.65 11.95
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.40 11.52
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 65.68 11.42
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 90.99 10.99
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 58.99 10.85
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 69.51 10.79
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.88 10.44
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.99 10.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 72.66 10.32
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.99 10.21
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 48.99 10.21
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 50.99 9.81
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 32.95 9.71
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.00 9.62
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.39 9.58
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 34.80 9.20
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.49 9.18
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 54.50 9.17
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 35.00 9.14
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.00 9.09
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 86.31 8.69
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 58.99 8.48
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 60.20 8.31
Toshiba HDD2J92 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 39.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 78.00 8.21
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 61.84 8.09
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 39.69 8.06
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.95 8.01
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 39.99 8.00
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
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.00 7.62
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 42.95 7.45
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 42.96 7.45
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 100.99 7.43
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
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 71.32 7.01
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 46.00 6.96
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 48.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 75.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Seagate ST9750422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 117.30 6.39
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 51.28 6.24
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 80.67 6.20
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 51.99 6.16
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 52.12 6.14
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 85.00 5.88
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 54.98 5.82
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 90.00 5.56
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.57 5.46
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 93.33 5.36
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3411 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 320 59.99 5.33
Seagate Momentus XT STBD750100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 146.98 5.10
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 98.00 5.10
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 62.86 5.09
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 99.90 5.01
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 100.36 4.98
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 96.62 4.66
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 70.00 4.57
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 111.35 4.49
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 71.78 4.46
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 85.00 3.76
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 137.06 3.65
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 149.95 3.33
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
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 102.00 3.14
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 55.00 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 69.95 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 38.70 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 50.75 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 48.90 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 104.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 83.00 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 101.55 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 102.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 81.41 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
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
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