Average Bench: 55.5% (247th of 1015)

more Based on 8,035 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U1, WDC WD3000HLFS-5, 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 WD30 00HLFS-60G6U, WDC WD3000HLFS-01MZU

Average average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 300GB averaged 44.5% 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 1.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.63MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.2 Read 100 122
58.1 Write 98.3 120
46.9 Mixed 67 77.2
57.5 SusWrite 92.4 119
65.9% 89.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
1.34 4K Write 2.63 3.1
0.8 4K Mixed 1.19 1.4
216% 1.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free
Firmware: 5G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 112 112 110 114 MB/s
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 82.4
SusWrite 112
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.73 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 104 103 104 104 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 104
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
232% 1.63 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 04.04V04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 104 103 104 104 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 67.1
SusWrite 103
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
198% 1.43 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 98 98 96 97 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 87.6
Mixed 65
SusWrite 97.6
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.67 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 4V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 91 91 90 91 MB/s
Read 87
Write 90.3
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 91.7
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
230% 1.63 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 300GB Builds (Compare 1,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 36%
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Desktop 72%
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asus P6T SE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $709

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