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 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 63.83 15.67
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.90 15.41
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 64.99 15.39
Toshiba MQ01ABD075 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 49.00 15.31
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 65.99 15.15
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 51.85 14.46
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.98 14.29
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.00 14.15
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 143.89 13.90
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.90 12.52
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 80.24 12.46
Western Digital Green WD15NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 1500 120.74 12.42
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.92 12.09
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.24 11.86
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 84.99 11.77
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 63.99 11.72
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 86.00 11.63
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 43.99 11.37
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 87.99 11.36
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 66.06 11.35
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 133.20 11.26
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 67.33 11.14
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 89.99 11.11
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.65 10.95
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 69.00 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 46.99 10.64
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 47.28 10.58
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 48.00 10.42
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 96.59 10.35
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 96.98 10.31
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 48.75 10.26
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 49.89 10.02
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 49.94 10.01
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 50.25 9.95
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 52.99 9.44
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 79.99 9.38
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 53.50 9.35
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 107.02 9.34
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.00 9.09
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 72.00 9.03
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 56.94 8.78
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.95 8.78
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 58.05 8.61
Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 32 500 3 59.99 8.33
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 79.00 8.10
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 63.25 7.91
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 63.85 7.83
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 65.00 7.69
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 65.00 7.69
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 65.31 7.66
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 65.45 7.64
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 41.99 7.62
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.00 7.62
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 99.00 7.58
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 43.00 7.44
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 43.00 7.44
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 68.48 7.30
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 43.90 7.29
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 44.00 7.27
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 68.95 7.25
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 44.60 7.17
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.98 7.11
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 70.99 7.04
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 46.96 6.81
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 46.99 6.81
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 46.99 6.81
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.10 6.65
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 76.00 6.58
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 Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 79.80 6.27
Hitachi 0Y30055 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 81.21 6.16
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 52.00 6.15
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 52.99 6.04
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 83.67 5.98
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 53.95 5.93
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 85.46 5.85
Toshiba MK6461GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 3 109.99 5.82
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK3261GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 55.00 5.82
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 56.90 5.62
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 58.89 5.43
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 193.99 5.15
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 62.55 5.12
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 62.58 5.11
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 99.00 5.05
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000641NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 199.93 5.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 1000 3 199.95 5.00
Seagate Momentus 5400.5 ST9320320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 64.99 4.92
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 65.00 4.92
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 65.00 4.92
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 65.14 4.91
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 155.00 4.84
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 0Y30053 SATA 5400 8 320 3 72.16 4.43
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 149.95 4.27
Seagate ST500LT032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 500 119.67 4.18
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 121.60 4.11
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHX2300BT SATA 1.5 Gb/s 4200 8 300 75.00 4.00
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 82.99 3.86
Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 3 129.95 3.85
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 129.99 3.85
Toshiba MKxx59GSM Series MK7559GSM SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 199.00 3.77
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 86.89 3.68
Seagate Momentus XT STAN500100 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 139.99 3.57
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM641JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 179.95 3.56
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 89.99 3.56
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3411 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 320 89.99 3.56
Seagate ST9320423ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 90.00 3.56
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK5061GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 144.95 3.45
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 145.00 3.45
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 174.35 3.44
Seagate Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 94.99 3.37
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 152.99 3.27
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 99.00 3.23
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 99.00 3.23
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
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 169.95 2.94
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K320 HTE543232A7A384 (Part#: 0J13113) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 109.95 2.91
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM321HI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 109.95 2.91
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545032A7E380 (0J11283) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 119.95 2.67
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 199.95 2.50
IBM 42D0752 SATA 7200 500 199.99 2.50
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 209.01 2.39
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 145.00 2.07
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 5 184.99 1.62
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 45.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 59.99 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 98.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 79.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 99.99 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 127.26 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-04 $184.99 +95.04
2014-03-18 $89.95 -95.04
2014-02-07 $184.99 -0.01
2013-12-24 $185.00 +43.75
2013-12-23 $141.25 -1.00
2013-12-06 $142.25 -43.70
2013-08-31 $185.95 -3.00
2013-08-31 $188.95 +3.00
2013-07-19 $185.95 +13.05
2013-06-05 $172.90 -3.00

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

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Benchmark Reviews - WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive - July 27, 2009
Silent PC Review - WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown - June 11, 2008
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