Average Bench: 56% (242nd of 1015)

more Based on 9,146 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 44.0% 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 2.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 33%. 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 67.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,146 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.2 Read 101 122
56.8 Write 98.9 120
42.7 Mixed 67.3 79
54.6 SusWrite 93.5 120
66.4% 90.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.86 1
1.5 4K Write 2.64 3.1
0.7 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%
220GB free
Firmware: 04.04V06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 116 116 115 116 MB/s
Read 117
Write 115
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 116
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.7 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 121 121 122 122 121 MB/s
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 117
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.67 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 101 102 102 101 MB/s
Read 107
Write 101
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 101
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
213% 1.5 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 100 99 101 101 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 99.9
69% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
234% 1.67 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 75 85 91 93 91 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 97.7
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 82.7
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.6 MB/s
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Gaming 35%
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Desktop 71%
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asus P6T SE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $689

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