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
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 53.00 18.87
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 53.00 18.87
Western Digital Green WD15NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 1500 82.99 18.07
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 55.62 17.98
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 42.99 17.45
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 43.98 17.05
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 59.00 16.95
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 44.99 16.67
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.59 15.48
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.95 15.40
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 42.99 14.89
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 69.81 14.32
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 69.98 14.29
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 35.00 14.29
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 52.99 14.15
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 47.50 13.47
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 75.92 13.17
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 38.00 13.16
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 77.00 12.99
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 39.00 12.82
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 78.99 12.66
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 79.99 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 40.00 12.50
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 61.75 12.15
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 62.01 12.09
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 83.21 12.02
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.80 11.96
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.00 11.90
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 43.00 11.63
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 43.26 11.56
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.99 11.11
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 WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 29.59 10.81
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 46.45 10.76
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 72.60 10.33
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 97.10 10.30
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 48.99 10.21
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 31.50 10.16
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.89 10.02
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 50.45 9.91
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 65.00 9.85
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 51.97 9.62
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.48 9.56
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 52.50 9.52
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 34.00 9.41
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 79.95 9.38
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.49 9.35
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 34.39 9.31
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.00 9.26
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 35.00 9.14
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.95 8.63
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 58.00 8.62
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 58.99 8.48
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.50 8.40
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.50 8.31
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 91.00 8.24
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 38.99 8.21
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.00 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
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 61.84 8.09
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.95 8.01
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 40.95 7.81
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 100.00 7.50
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.95 7.45
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 45.00 7.11
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
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 45.50 7.03
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 74.00 6.76
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 48.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 49.00 6.53
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 78.99 6.33
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 79.99 6.25
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 51.99 6.16
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 82.00 6.10
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 53.73 5.96
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 85.00 5.88
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
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 91.98 5.44
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
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 64.00 5.00
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 71.37 4.48
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 78.00 4.10
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 91.50 3.50
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 89.95 3.34
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 99.99 3.20
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 100.00 3.20
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2320BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 100.23 3.19
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 54.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 37.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727550A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 43.26 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 107.99 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 94.85 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 74.35 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-01 $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
2014-09-25 $86.74 -72.88
2014-09-22 $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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