Average Bench: 56.2% (235th of 1010)

more Based on 3,614 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-50G6U1, 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 43.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 Read 101 122
70.7 Write 101 120
47.2 Mixed 67.6 77.8
64.6 SusWrite 94.2 119
66.9% 90.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
1.7 4K Write 2.65 3.1
0.8 4K Mixed 1.19 1.4
217% 1.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 111 113 113 111 MB/s
Read 113
Write 116
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 109
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.6 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 99 103 99 101 MB/s
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 98.5
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.3
230% 1.6 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 88 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 100
Write 96.5
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 86.6
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.67 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 89 79 90 92 91 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 99
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 83.9
65% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.7 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 85 75 89 89 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 101
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 83.2
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.3
224% 1.53 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 79 73 81 82 81 MB/s
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 70
SusWrite 76.3
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.6 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 4V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 77 77 72 76 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 92.5
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 76.4
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.63 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 75 76 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 90.3
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 75.6
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 300GB Builds (Compare 4,413 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $362

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