Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA 16 MB Cache 10000 RPM Internal Hard Drive - WD3000HLFS

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Excellent drive

by Gideon on 11/30/2008

Installation in my MacPro was very easy, no hassle at all, and this drive performs flawlessly and, at 10000 RPM, is faster than my other 7200 RPM drive and works great for audio processing. I'll buy another soon. Read More

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This drive flys!!!

by blade93534 on 1/16/2011

Man this drive really flies!!! Very reliable and great warranty from Western Digital. Highly recommended!!! Read More

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Product Overview

Engineered for maximum speed! WD VelociRaptor, the newest member of our unique class of 10,000 RPM SATA hard drives, combines a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver performance that’s up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother.


Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD3000HLFS
SKU 208503751
UPC 718037733463
UPC 14 00718037733463
Product Guide Click Here for the Western Digital Store
Killer speed - Built on the performance bloodlines of WD Raptor®, these 10,000 RPM drives, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache deliver mind-bending performance. Not only are they 35% faster than the previous generation WD Raptor drives, but they also beat out all other competitors in the field.
Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.
Double the capacity - State-of-the-art technology packs twice the capacity per disk compared to its older brother WD Raptor resulting in up to 300 GB of high-performance storage space in this enterprise-class 2.5-inch drive.
Ultra-cool operation - WD VelociRaptor consumes 35% less power than the previous generation of WD Raptor.
IcePack™ mounting frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
NoTouch™ ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed: 10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size: 16 MB
Average Latency: 5.50 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles: 50,000 minimum
Read Seek Time: 4.2 ms
Write Seek Time: 4.7 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time: 0.7 ms (average)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 300,069 MB
Capacity: 300 GB
Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive: 586,072,368
Physical Dimensions
Height: 1.028 Inches (Max)
Length: 5.787 Inches (Max)
Width: 4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
Weight: 1.08 Pounds
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This drive flys!!! by blade93534 on Jan 16, 2011

Excellent drive by Gideon on Nov 30, 2008