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 58.00 17.24
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 58.99 16.95
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 46.05 16.29
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 62.45 16.01
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 65.99 15.15
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 104.02 14.42
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 52.50 14.29
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 45.50 14.07
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 73.67 13.57
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 55.40 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 74.99 13.34
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 56.95 13.17
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 56.97 13.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 49.99 12.80
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 59.99 12.50
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 79.99 12.50
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 60.24 12.45
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 40.50 12.35
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 82.30 12.15
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 83.21 12.02
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 42.00 11.90
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.95 11.64
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 45.00 11.11
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 46.00 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
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
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 47.00 10.64
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 94.55 10.58
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 47.99 10.42
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 47.99 10.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 72.65 10.32
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 97.74 10.23
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.99 10.21
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.90 10.02
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 51.50 9.71
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
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 MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 53.49 9.35
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.50 9.35
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 34.90 9.17
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 55.40 9.03
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 55.88 8.95
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 55.99 8.93
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 56.00 8.93
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 36.00 8.89
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 36.00 8.89
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 57.21 8.74
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 57.99 8.62
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 75.00 8.53
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.99 8.33
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 39.50 8.10
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 39.99 8.00
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.99 8.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 40.30 7.94
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.99 7.81
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 41.00 7.80
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 65.00 7.69
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 41.90 7.64
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 42.00 7.62
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.00 7.62
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.99 7.44
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.99 7.44
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 43.99 7.27
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.00 7.27
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 69.49 7.20
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 74.00 6.76
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 74.18 6.74
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
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 80.00 6.25
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 51.97 6.16
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
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 59.00 5.42
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 59.86 5.35
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
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 62.00 5.16
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 105.00 4.76
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 79.37 4.03
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLHX SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 88.29 3.40
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
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 79.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 44.95 0.00
Toshiba MK1661GSYB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 3 95.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 75.00 0.00
Hitachi 0J13203 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 0 105.00 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 106.99 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 55.99 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 56.99 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 99.45 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-17 $88.29 -1.58
2014-09-15 $89.87 -69.75
2014-09-15 $159.62 +69.75
2014-09-15 $89.87 -1.61
2014-09-15 $91.48 -4.57
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

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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