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 52.00 19.23
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 40.49 18.52
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 54.25 18.43
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 42.99 17.45
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 Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 59.00 16.95
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.88 16.70
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 121.39 16.48
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 41.24 15.52
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 49.99 15.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 66.99 14.93
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 69.99 14.29
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 45.00 14.22
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 71.00 14.08
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 73.83 13.54
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 55.99 13.40
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 37.40 13.37
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 38.69 12.92
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 38.74 12.91
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 77.95 12.83
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 79.95 12.51
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 82.45 12.13
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
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.50 11.76
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 43.25 11.56
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 65.00 11.54
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.95 11.12
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 45.00 11.11
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 90.51 11.05
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630(0J26005) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 46.95 10.65
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 47.30 10.57
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 30.49 10.50
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.70 10.48
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
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.95 10.01
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK 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
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 51.00 9.80
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 32.95 9.71
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 77.50 9.68
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.49 9.56
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.95 9.44
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 52.99 9.44
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 53.49 9.35
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 53.99 9.26
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.99 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
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 35.00 9.14
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.50 9.01
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 Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 58.99 8.48
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 37.92 8.44
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 38.49 8.31
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 Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 62.00 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 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
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.95 7.45
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 44.99 7.11
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 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 73.50 6.80
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 74.00 6.76
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 48.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 49.99 6.40
Seagate ST9750422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 117.30 6.39
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 118.24 6.34
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 79.00 6.33
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 53.73 5.96
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 89.59 5.58
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 118.24 5.50
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 58.41 5.48
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.57 5.46
Seagate Momentus XT STBD750100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 138.72 5.41
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 140.55 5.34
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
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 99.00 5.05
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 66.79 4.79
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 110.65 4.52
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 71.37 4.48
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 113.00 4.42
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 78.00 4.10
Hitachi 0Y30055 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 133.49 3.75
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 136.82 3.65
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 98.00 3.27
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 WD4500BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 149.00 3.02
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 39.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 36.72 0.00
Toshiba MK1661GSYB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 3 49.98 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 48.20 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727550A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 43.53 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 100.00 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 100.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 74.99 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

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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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