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 60.00 16.67
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 47.00 15.96
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 47.00 15.96
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 64.22 15.57
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 96.55 15.54
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 68.52 14.59
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 45.50 14.07
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 71.25 14.04
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHX2300BT SATA 1.5 Gb/s 4200 8 300 22.00 13.64
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 56.97 13.16
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 76.24 13.12
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 76.99 12.99
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 58.95 12.72
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 79.27 12.62
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.50 12.61
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 59.99 12.50
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.89 12.10
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 61.99 12.10
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 42.00 11.90
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 64.00 11.72
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 43.43 11.51
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.58 11.22
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 92.99 10.75
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 46.50 10.75
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 WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.40 10.55
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 97.22 10.29
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.99 10.21
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 99.00 10.10
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.90 10.02
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 49.99 10.00
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 68.00 9.56
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 52.31 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
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 55.00 9.09
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.00 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 55.50 9.01
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.45 8.54
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 37.50 8.53
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 75.00 8.53
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.00 8.47
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 38.00 8.42
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 38.00 8.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 38.20 8.38
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.94 8.34
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 59.99 8.33
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 60.00 8.33
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.50 8.10
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 39.92 8.02
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 62.88 7.95
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 62.90 7.95
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 41.72 7.67
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.00 7.62
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 42.45 7.54
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 67.00 7.46
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.99 7.44
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 42.99 7.44
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 43.00 7.44
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 43.20 7.41
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 43.25 7.40
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 43.96 7.28
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 71.85 6.96
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 73.00 6.85
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 74.98 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 75.00 6.67
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.10 6.65
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 77.90 6.42
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK3261GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 50.00 6.40
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 51.97 6.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 54.00 5.93
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 54.60 5.86
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 89.99 5.56
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.62 5.46
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 59.00 5.42
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 59.00 5.42
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 62.00 5.16
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 99.95 5.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus 5400.5 ST9320320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 71.71 4.46
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 82.99 3.86
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3411 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 320 89.99 3.56
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 90.72 3.53
Toshiba MK3252GSX (HDD2H01) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 99.95 3.20
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 WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 96.05 3.12
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 103.00 3.11
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 145.00 2.07
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 99.45 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 44.50 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 65.00 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 99.99 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 74.99 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 107.34 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 84.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-08-19 $96.05 -1.04
2014-08-12 $97.09 +0.03
2014-08-12 $97.06 -2.01
2014-08-12 $99.07 +7.62
2014-08-07 $91.45 -5.30
2014-07-25 $96.75 -69.55
2014-06-24 $166.30 -3.60
2014-06-20 $169.90 -3.65
2014-06-19 $173.55 -3.75
2014-06-17 $177.30 -3.80

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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