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 43.93 22.76
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 50.90 19.65
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.95 17.26
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 59.85 16.71
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 61.05 16.38
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 46.99 15.96
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 66.18 15.11
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 69.95 14.30
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 70.00 14.29
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 54.49 13.76
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 55.00 13.64
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 37.00 13.51
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 56.99 13.16
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 38.99 12.82
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 39.65 12.61
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 39.71 12.59
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 79.68 12.55
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.99 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.50 12.19
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 WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 26.70 11.99
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 42.01 11.90
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 85.83 11.65
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 43.10 11.60
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 27.60 11.59
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 43.98 11.37
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.99 11.37
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 45.00 11.11
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 69.99 10.72
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 30.00 10.67
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 47.30 10.57
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 48.95 10.21
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 31.75 10.08
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK3261GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 32.00 10.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 65.00 9.85
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 32.58 9.82
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 51.00 9.80
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 69.00 9.42
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 68.00 9.41
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 35.40 9.04
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 35.45 9.03
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 35.50 9.01
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 55.49 9.01
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 35.70 8.96
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 55.90 8.94
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 56.98 8.78
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 58.25 8.58
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.50 8.40
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
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 39.00 8.21
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 39.99 8.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.75 7.85
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 64.99 7.69
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 64.99 7.69
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 42.80 7.48
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 43.00 7.44
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 68.00 7.35
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 44.31 7.22
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 47.99 6.67
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.00 6.67
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 76.00 6.58
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 77.00 6.49
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 49.50 6.46
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 52.99 6.04
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 54.20 5.90
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 85.00 5.88
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 85.99 5.81
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 87.00 5.75
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 89.11 5.61
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 59.00 5.42
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 59.95 5.34
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK 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
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 65.58 4.88
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 70.00 4.29
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 85.49 3.74
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 89.00 3.60
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 53.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 41.90 0.00
Toshiba MK1661GSYB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 3 37.99 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727550A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 77.80 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 55.00 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 59.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 83.77 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 84.00 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-06-29 $70.00 -4.00
2015-06-16 $74.00 -8.00
2015-06-08 $82.00 -7.95
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

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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