Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX (300 GB)

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Item 6897: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB WD3000HLHX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD3000HLHX
Size300 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 58.65 51.15
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 89.95 33.35
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.95 33.35
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.00 32.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 93.45 32.10
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 94.48 31.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.99 30.77
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 66.20 30.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 67.00 29.85
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 68.88 29.04
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 75.00 26.67
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 78.84 25.37
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 79.01 25.31
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 40.01 24.99
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 80.98 24.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.50 24.54
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.00 23.81
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 42.45 23.56
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 43.00 23.26
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 43.20 23.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 65.00 23.08
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 44.01 22.72
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 66.25 22.64
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 89.95 22.23
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 44.99 22.23
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.99 21.98
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 34.50 21.74
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 92.00 21.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 92.25 21.68
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 93.50 21.39
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 48.50 20.62
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 48.85 20.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 49.95 20.02
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 50.01 20.00
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 50.01 20.00
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 52.25 19.14
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 26.50 18.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.49 18.70
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.01 18.52
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 54.16 18.46
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.00 18.29
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 27.85 17.95
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 27.99 17.86
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 57.99 17.24
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 87.00 17.24
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 58.95 16.96
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 88.99 16.86
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 61.81 16.18
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 61.99 16.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 48.01 15.62
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.96 15.16
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 50.00 15.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 68.01 14.70
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.47 14.60
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 21.95 14.58
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 68.99 14.49
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.89 14.31
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 69.98 14.29
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 69.99 14.29
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 70.00 14.29
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 35.90 13.93
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 36.00 13.89
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 74.47 13.43
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 74.95 13.34
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD103SI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 61.00 13.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 76.01 13.16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 38.01 13.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 58.01 12.93
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 77.99 12.82
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 59.00 12.71
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 78.95 12.67
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 39.50 12.66
Hitachi Deskstar H3IK10003272SP SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 79.00 12.66
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 79.85 12.52
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 26.00 12.31
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 42.00 11.90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 54.50 11.74
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 85.55 11.69
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 65.00 11.54
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 87.53 11.42
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.00 11.36
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 44.18 11.32
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 44.20 11.31
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 89.77 11.14
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 46.68 10.71
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 93.49 10.70
Seagate DB35 7200.3 ST3320820SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 29.95 10.68
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 29.95 10.68
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 29.99 10.67
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 30.00 10.67
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 94.00 10.64
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 94.17 10.62
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 48.00 10.42
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 48.98 10.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 49.99 10.00
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 50.01 10.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 33.79 9.47
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 52.99 9.44
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 53.50 9.35
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.49 9.18
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 54.98 9.09
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 55.00 9.09
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.01 8.93
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 86.00 8.72
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 86.01 8.72
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 58.00 8.62
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.55 8.54
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 75.00 8.53
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 88.00 8.52
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 58.71 8.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 75.50 8.48
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 59.88 8.35
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 59.95 8.34
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 39.00 8.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 66.57 7.51
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 67.99 7.35
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 44.40 7.21
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 69.50 7.19
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 70.00 7.14
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 58.63 6.82
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3400832AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 58.86 6.80
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3640323AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 640 3 94.50 6.77
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 74.00 6.76
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 75.15 6.65
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 75.91 6.59
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 76.00 6.58
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 76.59 6.53
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.50 6.46
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3500321CS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 78.76 6.35
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 81.13 6.16
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.25 6.09
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 52.99 6.04
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 85.00 5.88
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.95 5.82
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 87.99 5.68
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 53.67 5.59
Seagate ST3400320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 400 73.50 5.44
Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 93.10 5.37
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 78.00 5.13
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 78.40 4.08
Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 320 79.99 4.00
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 75.00 4.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 87.00 3.68
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 99.45 3.02
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 170.03 1.76
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 275.99 1.09
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 78.40 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-30 $75.00 +2.00
2015-03-26 $73.00 +14.50
2015-03-24 $58.50 +4.49
2015-03-22 $54.01 -18.99
2015-03-22 $73.00 +18.99
2015-03-10 $54.01 -8.98
2015-03-10 $62.99 +8.98
2015-03-03 $54.01 -5.98
2015-03-03 $59.99 -0.01
2015-02-28 $60.00 +0.35

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 6 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)6 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
Width101.6 mm
Depth147 mm
Weight489 g
Height26.1 mm

External links

Western Digital VelociRaptor Reviews & Benchmarks

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