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/$)
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 45.40 22.03
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 46.74 21.39
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 48.00 20.83
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.99 17.24
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 58.85 16.99
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 62.90 15.90
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 47.99 15.63
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 69.81 14.32
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 35.00 14.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.61 13.99
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 36.00 13.89
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 37.00 13.51
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 55.98 13.40
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 38.00 13.16
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 57.00 13.16
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 76.99 12.99
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 77.00 12.99
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 79.99 12.50
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 80.00 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.50 12.19
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 61.75 12.15
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.20 12.14
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 62.01 12.09
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 53.00 12.08
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 41.41 12.07
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 83.21 12.02
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 54.70 11.70
Seagate Momentus XT STBD750100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.99 11.54
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.99 11.37
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 88.24 11.33
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 44.99 11.11
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 59.00 11.02
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.00 10.64
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.36 10.34
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 72.66 10.32
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 73.12 10.26
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.89 10.02
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.92 10.02
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 51.00 9.80
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 32.99 9.70
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 33.00 9.70
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.49 9.53
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.12 9.24
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.17 9.23
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 55.00 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 55.49 9.01
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 55.99 8.93
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 36.00 8.89
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 57.31 8.72
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.95 8.63
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.99 8.62
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 58.00 8.62
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 37.35 8.57
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.44 8.55
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 75.00 8.53
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 37.55 8.52
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 91.00 8.24
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 38.99 8.21
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.99 8.21
Toshiba HDD2J92 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 78.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 39.95 8.01
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 40.40 7.92
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 64.50 7.75
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 42.64 7.50
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.00 7.27
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 68.99 7.25
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.77 7.15
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 45.01 7.11
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 49.00 6.53
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 49.99 6.40
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 49.99 6.40
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 81.11 6.16
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 53.73 5.96
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 88.00 5.68
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 89.91 5.56
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 59.99 5.33
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 59.99 5.33
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3411 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 320 59.99 5.33
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 65.00 4.92
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 107.65 4.64
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 70.58 4.53
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 78.00 4.10
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 79.00 4.05
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 89.55 3.57
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 89.95 3.34
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2320BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 98.23 3.26
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 99.99 3.20
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 485.00 0.62
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 53.00 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 109.49 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 38.07 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727550A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 82.00 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 99.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 59.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 101.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 74.35 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-16 $89.95 +7.95
2015-03-08 $82.00 -7.95
2015-03-01 $89.95 -35.05
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

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
Hot Hardware - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD - April 21, 2008

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