Average Bench: 57.4% (223rd of 984)

more Based on 3,388 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U1, WDC WD3000HLFS-6, WDC WD3000HLFS-7, WDC WD3000HLFS-0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01MZUV0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-75G6U, WDC WD30 00HLFS-75G6U1, WDC WD30 00HLFS-75G6U0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01MZU, WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U, WDC WD3000HLFS-75G6U, WDC WD3000HLFS-01MZUV0, WDC WD3000HLFS-75G6U0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U3, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U4, WDC WD3000HLFS-75G6U1, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U1, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U0, WDC WD3000HLFS-60G6U1, WDC WD3000HLFS-60G6U0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-60G6U0, WDC WD3000HLFS-65G6U0, WDC WD3000HLFS-60G6U2, WDC WD30 00HLFS-60G6U2, WDC WD3000HLFS-60G6U, WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U3, WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U4, WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U, WD3000HLFS-01G6U1, WDC WD3000HLFS-01MZU

Average average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 300GB averaged 42.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 21.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 101MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,388 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Read 98.8 116
78.4 Write 101 118
53.2 Mixed 88.4 110
72% 95.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.58 4K Read 0.79 0.97
1.71 4K Write 2.48 2.95
0.42 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
141% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
278GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 115
Write 115
Mixed 99.9
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.47
143% 1.42 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 91
Write 103
Mixed 94.8
72% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.54
147% 1.38 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 95.6
Mixed 108
75% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.52
127% 1.12 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 90.3
Mixed 90.2
69% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.54
148% 1.45 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 91.6
Write 84.5
Mixed 85.7
66% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
121% 1.08 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 84.9
Mixed 79
61% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.47
140% 1.34 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,222,579 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 50%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE V2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $810

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