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/$)
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 54.99 18.19
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 59.00 16.95
Hitachi MQ01ABB200 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 2000 118.80 16.84
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 45.00 16.67
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 45.99 16.31
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 62.14 16.09
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 62.43 16.02
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 46.95 15.97
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 66.99 14.93
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 134.99 14.82
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 44.95 14.24
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 73.67 13.57
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 55.39 13.54
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 73.96 13.52
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 73.99 13.52
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 38.00 13.16
Western Digital Green WD20NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 2000 2 155.00 12.90
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 49.75 12.86
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 39.00 12.82
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 59.00 12.71
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 39.90 12.53
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 59.99 12.50
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 80.45 12.43
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 61.24 12.25
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 40.88 12.23
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 63.69 11.78
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 84.99 11.77
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 84.99 11.77
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.93 11.65
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 43.00 11.63
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 45.99 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 139.99 10.72
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 46.90 10.66
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 46.90 10.66
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 46.99 10.64
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 94.57 10.57
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.90 10.02
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 51.00 9.80
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 33.21 9.64
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.25 9.62
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 1000 3 103.98 9.62
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 68.00 9.56
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 79.00 9.49
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 80.00 9.38
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 Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.00 9.26
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.05 9.25
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 35.00 9.14
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 54.80 9.12
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 36.25 8.83
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 36.50 8.77
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.99 8.62
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.99 8.62
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.35 8.57
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 75.00 8.53
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.48 8.41
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.99 8.33
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 60.20 8.31
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 38.99 8.21
Toshiba HDD2J92 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.99 8.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 40.00 8.00
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 63.35 7.89
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.99 7.81
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 41.00 7.80
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 65.99 7.58
Western Digital Green WD15NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 1500 200.08 7.50
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 43.00 7.44
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 43.96 7.28
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 43.99 7.27
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 70.00 7.14
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.95 7.12
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 74.15 6.74
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 48.00 6.67
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.10 6.65
Seagate ST500LT032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 500 76.96 6.50
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
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 53.19 6.02
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
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 56.24 5.69
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.62 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
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 59.99 5.33
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 189.00 5.29
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 98.00 5.10
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 148.60 5.05
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 99.90 5.01
Toshiba MQ01ABD075 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 149.95 5.00
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 64.00 5.00
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 151.99 4.93
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus XT ST500LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 115.00 4.35
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 74.68 4.28
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 117.35 4.26
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 78.00 4.10
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 129.00 3.88
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Hitachi 0Y30055 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 141.61 3.53
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 144.99 3.45
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 149.00 3.36
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 98.00 3.27
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2320BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 100.23 3.19
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 159.00 3.14
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 165.14 3.03
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 149.00 3.02
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 199.99 3.00
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 170.73 2.93
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 145.00 2.07
Seagate Momentus 5400.5 ST9320320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 169.95 1.88
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 172.00 1.86
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT014 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 184.60 1.73
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 189.00 1.59
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 65.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 44.90 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 75.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 55.00 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 109.99 0.00
Toshiba MK6476GSXN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 0 65.00 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 56.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 89.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 107.59 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 2 124.00 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

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
2014-09-17 $88.29 -1.58
2014-09-15 $89.87 -69.75
2014-09-15 $159.62 +69.75

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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