Average Bench: 58.8% (221st of 1010)

more Based on 4,241 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 41.2% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.54MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 22.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Read 102 121
77.7 Write 103 120
60.4 Mixed 89.7 112
69.1 SusWrite 96.2 117
72.5% 97.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.57 4K Read 0.82 1
1.72 4K Write 2.54 3.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.64 1.3
152% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 107 108 108 107 107 MB/s
Read 116
Write 106
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 107
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.57 MB/s
250GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 100 105 107 106 105 MB/s
Read 115
Write 117
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 105
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
232% 1.63 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 86 81 90 91 92 MB/s
Read 125
Write 120
Mixed 77
SusWrite 86.1
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.4
253% 1.8 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 101 100 101 101 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 101
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 100
69% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.6 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 82 85 85 86 MB/s
Read 114
Write 105
Mixed 75
SusWrite 82.3
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.4
249% 1.73 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 84 92 101 92 83 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 98.6
Mixed 66
SusWrite 87.1
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
232% 1.63 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 91 93 93 93 MB/s
Read 94
Write 88.3
Mixed 68
SusWrite 92.7
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.73 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 75
Write 73.7
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 88.4
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.57 MB/s
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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: $369

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