Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLHX (150 GB)

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Item 6898: Western Digital VelociRaptor 150 GB WD1500HLHX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyVelociRaptor
PartWD1500HLHX
Size150 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM10000
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD1500HLHX Reviews1
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 72.99 41.10
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.75 25.08
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1500 3 59.95 25.02
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1500 3 73.90 20.30
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 49.99 20.00
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 HUA721010KLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 50.00 20.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1500 3 79.75 18.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 2 53.33 18.75
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 54.74 18.27
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 54.99 18.19
HP Midline 454146-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 1000 3 56.01 17.85
Toshiba DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 58.46 17.11
Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 59.00 16.95
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 59.99 16.67
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 59.99 16.67
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 2 60.25 16.60
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 46.01 16.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 63.01 15.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 3 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 2 65.95 15.16
Western Digital WD Purple WD10PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 1000 66.59 15.02
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 68.45 14.61
Western Digital Red WD10EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 5 69.44 14.40
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 3 70.80 14.12
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 55.00 13.64
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 750 56.00 13.39
Western Digital WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 1000 74.80 13.37
Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital WD1001FAES SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 75.00 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Green WD8088AADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 808.8 3 62.00 13.05
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 750 5 57.50 13.04
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 5 76.95 13.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 3 79.00 12.66
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 hde721010sla330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 1000 79.19 12.63
Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 40.01 12.50
Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.95 11.92
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 3 41.95 11.92
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 44.01 11.36
HP 395473-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 500 44.01 11.36
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 44.95 11.12
Maxtor MaXLine III 7l320s0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 320 30.85 10.37
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.26 10.15
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 49.98 10.00
Western Digital AV WD3200AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 320 3 31.99 10.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 2 50.33 9.93
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 50.97 9.81
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.00 9.43
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.01 9.26
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 500 3 54.15 9.23
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 320 3 34.95 9.16
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 640 3 70.01 9.14
Toshiba DT01ACA Series DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 2 54.75 9.13
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721050SLA330 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 55.00 9.09
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3320311CS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 8 320 3 35.85 8.93
Seagate ST3500641AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 57.99 8.62
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 58.01 8.62
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B HDT721064SLA360 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 75.00 8.53
Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3500630AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.01 8.47
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 59.42 8.41
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3250312CS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 250 29.95 8.35
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 59.95 8.34
Western Digital RE2 WD4000YR SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 400 48.00 8.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500830AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 3 60.00 8.33
Seagate NL35 ST3500641NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 60.00 8.33
Western Digital WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 60.23 8.30
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 40.00 8.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 500 3 64.49 7.75
Hitachi CinemaStar HCS721050CLA382 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 500 67.93 7.36
Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 0A35770 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 68.00 7.35
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 5 68.01 7.35
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 68.24 7.33
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 43.95 7.28
Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDS724040KLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 400 55.00 7.27
Western Digital RE3 WD2502ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 34.95 7.15
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 3 70.00 7.14
Western Digital RE3 WD3202ABYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 46.01 6.96
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 46.34 6.91
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 72.99 6.85
Seagate DB35.4 ST3250310CS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 36.95 6.77
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 74.00 6.76
Western Digital WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 SATA 5400 8 500 75.80 6.60
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 250 38.00 6.58
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 320 3 49.21 6.50
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 160 3 24.95 6.41
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 3 38.99 6.41
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 78.28 6.39
Seagate st3320630ns SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 320 50.51 6.34
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L300S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 300 49.00 6.12
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 250 41.00 6.10
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 400 3 66.01 6.06
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 3 41.51 6.02
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 160 3 27.01 5.92
Samsung Spinpoint F3R HE253GJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 43.00 5.81
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 250 3 45.00 5.56
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD251HJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 46.25 5.41
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 160 3 29.99 5.34
Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 250 47.00 5.32
HP 349239-B21 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 250 47.38 5.28
Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 68.79 4.65
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 320 3 68.99 4.64
Western Digital RE4 WD2503ABYX SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 250 5 53.95 4.63
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 250 3 54.00 4.63
Maxtor MaXLine III 7L250S0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 16 250 54.93 4.55
Western Digital AV WD2500AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 3 56.10 4.46
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 60.00 4.17
Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 7Y250M0 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 250 61.00 4.10
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3160318AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 160 3 40.00 4.00
Seagate NL35 250 ST3250823NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 62.50 4.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160812AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 160 40.10 3.99
Western Digital AV-GP WD2500AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 250 3 64.99 3.85
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1600HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 160 45.00 3.56
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 250 72.00 3.47
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 200 3 59.00 3.39
Western Digital Re WD2503ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 250 74.86 3.34
Seagate DB35.2 Series ST3160212SCE SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2 160 47.96 3.34
Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 HDS722525VLSA80 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 250 75.00 3.33
Samsung SpinPoint P Series SP2504C SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 250 75.00 3.33
Western Digital AV WD1600AVJS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 8 160 3 49.95 3.20
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3160316CS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 160 50.00 3.20
Western Digital AV-GP WD1600AVVS SATA 3 Gb/s 8 160 3 59.50 2.69
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 150 5 59.95 2.50
Western Digital Raptor WD1600ADFD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 10000 16 160 5 64.99 2.46
Western Digital Raptor WD1600ADFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 160 5 65.00 2.46
Western Digital Raptor WD1600ADFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 160 5 65.00 2.46
HP Entry 458947-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 160 68.25 2.34
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160215AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2 160 3 69.00 2.32
Western Digital AV-GP WD1600AVCS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 160 3 69.05 2.32
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS SATA 1.5 Gb/s 7200 8 160 3 75.00 2.13
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 150 5 87.99 1.70
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFDRTL SATA 1.5 Gb/s 10000 16 150 5 99.00 1.52
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD SATA 1.5 Gb/s 10000 16 150 123.00 1.22
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFS SATA 3 Gb/s 10000 16 150 3 263.00 0.57

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-15 $59.95 -20.00
2014-04-15 $79.95 -40.04
2014-04-10 $119.99 -5.00
2014-04-08 $124.99 -15.00
2014-03-26 $139.99 +44.00
2014-03-19 $95.99 +41.40
2014-03-18 $54.59 -41.40
2014-02-06 $95.99 +6.01
2014-01-24 $89.98 +11.50
2014-01-24 $78.48 +4.69

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity150,039 MB
User Sectors Per Drive293,046,768
Capacity150 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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