Average Bench: 56.8% (225th of 1015)

more Based on 11,249 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-01G6U2, WDC WD3000HLFS-01G6U0, WDC WD30 00HLFS-01G6U, WD3000HLFS-01G6U1, WDC WD30 00HLFS-60G6U, WDC WD3000HLFS-01MZU

Average average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 300GB averaged 43.1% 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 30.3%. 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 68.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 95MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,249 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Read 102 122
69 Write 102 120
48.5 Mixed 68.8 79.3
56.6 SusWrite 95 119
67.8% 92 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
1.59 4K Write 2.63 3.2
0.9 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%
559GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 223 232 231 228 228 MB/s
Read 229
Write 239
Mixed 104
SusWrite 229
146% 200 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.8
333% 2.53 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 117 119 116 120 113 MB/s
Read 115
Write 118
Mixed 74.6
SusWrite 114
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.4
249% 1.77 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 102 102 102 101 MB/s
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 102
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
234% 1.67 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 87 87 87 92 95 MB/s
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 88.3
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.67 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 04.04V06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 96 95 95 95 94 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 90
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 93.8
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.4
247% 1.73 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 46 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 105
Write 101
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 45.5
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.4
247% 1.73 MB/s
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Gaming 22%
Desktop 69%
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Workstation 18%

Motherboard: Asus P6T SE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $212

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