Average Bench: 58.5% (227th of 1002)

more Based on 4,035 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 41.4% 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 2.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 21.7%. 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 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Read 101 117
78.8 Write 102 119
62.8 Mixed 90 113
73.5% 97.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.82 0.98
1.69 4K Write 2.5 2.98
0.4 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
143% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 121
Write 115
Mixed 113
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.68
165% 1.45 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 108
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.63
157% 1.47 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 80.5
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.86
4K Mixed 0.58
155% 1.45 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 107
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.65
156% 1.33 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 101
Write 89.6
Mixed 90.7
70% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.17
4K Mixed 0.64
172% 1.61 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 101
Mixed 79.9
66% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.46
124% 1.12 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,717,694 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 50%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE V2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $798

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