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WD VelociRaptor 300 GB Workstation Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 10000 RPM, SATA III, 32 MB Cache - WD3000HLHX

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  • Solid performance - With SATA interfaces, and cache sizes up to 8 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features.
  • Recording head never touches disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Product Details

Size: 300 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005CGDSDI
  • Item model number: WD3000HLHX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 25, 2011

Product Description

Size: 300 GB

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX 300GB SATA3 10k rpm 32MB Hard Drive(3.5-Inch)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Returned it and will be ordering from elsewhere rather than exchanging it for another.
bch53007
Not much of a noticeable difference between this and standard 7200 rpm drives but it runs great and doesn't make noise so I'm happy with it.
zombird
I was considering an SSD but I am quite pleased with the decision to go for more drive space and a little less speed.
Robert Pollock

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. Roberts on December 7, 2010
Size Name: 600 GB Verified Purchase
I bought this to try an idea I had, running a virtual machine from an external esata drive. My lenovo has a 128gb SSD drive, too small for a decent virtual setup, so I needed something external that was powerful and fast. I have been using WD Raptors in an old server for years with excellent results. So when I saw the Velociraptor and the great price on amazon I bought it to see. A great call, the performance is excellent, and it runs my VMs as if they were internal drives. Highly recommend this drive for whatever your needs are, has excellent speed and is very quiet.
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41 of 50 people found the following review helpful By USrower on May 2, 2011
Size Name: 600 GB Verified Purchase
i just finished building my first computer (self taught)and i decided to add another hard drive so i got this one. this hard drive is fast and the main reason i got this drive is for video games which will allow the games to load faster. i only ran into one problem with this product (this is most likely because im still a noob). after i installed the cables and after my computer automatically installed a driver for the hard drive, i was unable to use/see the hard drive when i click on "my computer". after some research through the web this is what i found that helped me.

Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press R to bring up the Run window.
Type compmgmt.msc and click OK.
In the Computer Management window, click on Disk Management.
Look for the new drive in the right hand pane (it should be listed below your C: drive).
Right click anywhere on the disk and choose New Simple Volume.
Click Next.
Keep the default size setting, which will use the whole disk, and click Next.
Choose to Format the drive with the NTFS file system and use a drive letter.
Finish the wizard and allow the format to complete.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Edward H Leon on September 2, 2011
Size Name: 600 GB Verified Purchase
I spent 10 years working as a System Engineer for a storage vendor. We sold performance, features and reliability.

Background issues
Before my purchase, I had a Windows 7 system that took 6min 8secs to boot. And this is with a defragmented disk drive. My system is configured with 6GB of memory, a Maxtor 320GB 7200 rpm hard disk and an Intel i7 CPU. I had two major problems with this system - the aforementioned start-up time and an annoyingly slow application start-up. The fact that when waking up from sleep mode the system would still need to be re-booted due to OS problems meant I did frequent boots. I was sure after reviewing performance reports that I needed faster storage.

In the past, this system was configured with a 120GB OCZ Vertex SSD (from 6/09 1/10) but it was unreliable and not earth shattering in GB capacity. However, it booted in little less than two minutes. The manufacturer said I should re-install Windows 7 after I experienced intolerable SSD driver issues. This was an effort I could not afford. Also, I didn't trust the manufacturer's solution. So the SSD now sits in my desk drawer.

Considered
SSD and VelociRaptor. Obviously, SSDs are expensive. Even the recently announced crop of SSDs are still pricey. According to the online reviewers, they have reliability issues - and that includes Intel's. SSD performance is probably not an issue for most applications I use. However, I do movie editing and THIS may be a problem for SSDs - large sequential reads and writes. For the time I used my 120GB SSD, HD 1080p movies were choppy. In fact,the Maxtor hard disk also exhibited choppy movie editing.

Solution
The VelociRaptor is terrific. It exceeded my expectations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jean on April 13, 2012
Size Name: 600 GB
I have a gaming AMD pc with 6 of these drives in raid 0
The read and write speeds are amazing 3ms seek time for a 2.5 sata 3 drive amazing.
These drives do not get hot and not really warm either. Western digital made major improvements to these drives when they went to 2.5 inch for 10,000 RPM drive they are almost silent in my corsair obsiden 800D case.

I always hear from people that a $500 SSD drive is faster then going raptor however time and time again I see SSD drives die or firmware bug out on them. MFG try to push SSD drives as more reliable because no moving parts but they fail more often then hdd's. Western Digital came out with a great medium for people that want speed reliable storge and awesome product for raid 0 /5 envirmoents.

From this point on I will only buy Western Digital Enterprise class drives for my PC.

Other great Thing about these are they are made right here in Fremont CA, Price may be a bit more then a samsung and or segate but I like buying American where ever I can.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By GaryOrlando on November 12, 2011
Size Name: 600 GB Verified Purchase
Love this drive.... super fast ! Short of buying a Hibrid SSD this is as fast as you can go for a reasonable price
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Scoggins on May 27, 2013
Size Name: 600 GB Verified Purchase
At first all was good with the drive. But when it started having problems I contacted Western Digital for an RMA, only to discover the drive was a fake and not manufactured by WD. I never tested the performance, but the firmware and the case looked correct. What a shock it was a fake!

I requested resolution from Electronica Direct, but choose to take Amazon's resolution (payed a restocking fee). So, in the end Amazon came through for me. But I would not buy anything from Electronica Direct ever again.
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