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
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
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
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 66.99 14.93
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 72.95 13.71
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 111.99 13.39
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
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 59.99 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.99 12.50
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 79.99 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 80.66 12.40
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 83.99 11.91
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.22 11.86
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 42.24 11.84
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 44.20 11.31
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.60 11.21
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.99 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 94.36 10.60
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 94.89 10.54
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 47.45 10.54
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.50 10.53
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 97.73 10.23
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 74.00 10.14
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 49.80 10.04
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.90 10.02
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 51.00 9.80
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 Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 79.99 9.38
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 53.50 9.35
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
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 72.00 9.03
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 37.62 8.51
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 59.00 8.47
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.86 8.35
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 MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.45 8.32
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 78.00 8.21
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 39.00 8.21
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 79.00 8.10
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 62.29 8.03
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 62.88 7.95
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 62.95 7.94
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 64.50 7.75
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 41.50 7.71
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 Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 84.00 7.62
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 42.45 7.54
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.99 7.44
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 43.20 7.41
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 43.88 7.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 44.49 7.19
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 69.95 7.15
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 44.95 7.12
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.95 7.12
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 44.96 7.12
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 MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 74.00 6.76
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 75.00 6.67
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 75.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 48.00 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 50.01 6.40
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 102.00 6.27
Toshiba MK6461GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 3 108.99 5.87
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 54.99 5.82
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 90.00 5.56
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 58.49 5.47
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.62 5.46
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 58.99 5.42
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 59.00 5.42
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
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 60.99 5.25
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHX2300BT SATA 1.5 Gb/s 4200 8 300 59.00 5.08
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 66.96 4.78
Seagate Momentus 5400.5 ST9320320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 71.71 4.46
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 75.00 4.27
Seagate ST320LT030 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 320 82.99 3.86
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 Momentus XT ST93205620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 320 94.99 3.37
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 96.75 3.10
Hitachi Ultrastar 0B24153 SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 300 3 145.00 2.07
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 46.04 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 103.53 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 74.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 93.97 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 81.52 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 82.00 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

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
2014-05-26 $181.10 -3.89
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

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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