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 84.00 35.71
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 65.00 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 66.00 30.30
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.45 28.72
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 105.99 28.30
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 107.00 28.04
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 107.99 27.78
Samsung EcoGreen F2 Series HD154UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 55.00 27.27
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.49 26.85
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.09 25.94
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 79.00 25.32
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 81.99 24.39
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 82.99 24.10
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.00 24.10
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.24 24.03
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 42.00 23.81
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 42.31 23.64
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 42.50 23.53
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 85.20 23.47
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 64.53 23.25
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 88.45 22.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 89.94 22.24
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 92.45 21.63
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 71.00 21.13
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 94.99 21.05
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 96.16 20.80
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 0A38016 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 49.00 20.41
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1500 3 79.50 18.87
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 53.25 18.78
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 40.00 18.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 3 40.00 18.75
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 53.85 18.57
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 53.99 18.52
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.00 18.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 109.19 18.32
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 82.40 18.20
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 54.99 18.19
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 1500 82.50 18.18
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 55.09 18.15
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 56.47 17.71
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 57.24 17.47
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.00 16.95
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.00 16.95
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 59.95 16.68
Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 60.00 16.67
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 30.00 16.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 61.01 16.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 92.39 16.24
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 62.00 16.13
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 64.82 15.43
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 65.29 15.32
Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST1500DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1500 99.00 15.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 66.01 15.15
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 99.39 15.09
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.31 15.08
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 69.95 14.30
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 69.99 14.29
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 1500 3 105.00 14.29
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 70.90 14.10
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 54.50 13.76
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 77.70 12.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 640 3 49.95 12.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 78.40 12.76
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.01 12.66
Samsung F1 RAID Class HE103UJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 0A35415 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 40.00 12.50
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 80.00 12.50
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 40.36 12.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 40.75 12.27
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 41.25 12.12
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 41.50 12.05
Western Digital WDBMMA0010HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1000 84.99 11.77
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 64.99 11.54
Seagate Constellation CS ST1000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 87.36 11.45
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 44.00 11.36
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.95 11.12
Western Digital Se WD1002F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 128 1000 89.99 11.11
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 45.00 11.11
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 45.00 11.11
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 45.99 10.87
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 69.01 10.87
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 59.01 10.85
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 46.46 10.76
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 92.99 10.75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 95.00 10.53
Western Digital Re WD1003FBYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 5 96.89 10.32
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750525AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 74.00 10.14
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 1000 3 101.00 9.90
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 77.23 9.71
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Hitachi Deskstar HDT721010SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 1000 108.00 9.26
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 108.00 9.26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.01 9.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 54.24 9.22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 109.00 9.17
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 54.75 9.13
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 0F11000 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 55.00 9.09
Western Digital RE2-GP WD7500AYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 750 5 84.00 8.93
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 73.00 8.77
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 57.36 8.72
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 57.99 8.62
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 58.63 8.53
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 60.00 8.33
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 60.00 8.33
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 750 3 91.00 8.24
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 39.00 8.21
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 39.00 8.21
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 63.00 7.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 3 95.50 7.85
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 64.01 7.81
Western Digital RE3 WD7502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 5 98.00 7.65
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.89 7.59
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 42.44 7.54
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 66.99 7.46
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 67.24 7.44
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 67.93 7.36
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 H3400B72S SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 69.50 7.19
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 56.00 7.14
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 71.95 6.95
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS-01B1B0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 74.71 6.69
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 49.99 6.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 62.50 6.40
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 50.00 6.40
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 78.33 6.38
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 78.95 6.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 80.00 6.25
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 80.99 6.17
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 80.99 6.17
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 48.95 6.13
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 52.62 6.08
HP Midline 458941-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 84.99 5.88
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 54.75 5.84
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 54.99 5.82
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.25 5.79
Lenovo 43R1990 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 87.13 5.74
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 88.31 5.66
Seagate ST3500631NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
HP PV943UT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 92.50 5.41
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 98.00 5.10
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3000JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 59.00 5.08
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 105.47 4.74
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 450 5 99.00 4.55
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320413AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 74.00 4.32
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 70.01 4.29
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 99.90 4.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 320 79.99 4.00
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 80.00 4.00
Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 85.00 3.76
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 300 5 85.95 3.49
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 300 5 89.99 3.33
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 108.99 2.94
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3300820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 300 3 173.00 1.73
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 77.24 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 109.21 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-09-18 $94.99 -1.10
2014-09-18 $96.09 -5.55
2014-09-17 $101.64 -1.00
2014-09-17 $102.64 -0.34
2014-09-15 $102.98 +4.98
2014-08-17 $98.00 +1.00
2014-08-14 $97.00 -1.00
2014-07-29 $98.00 +8.02
2014-07-26 $89.98 +4.97
2014-07-25 $85.01 +0.01

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

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