Average Bench: 55.7% (244th of 1015)

more Based on 7,170 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 44.2% 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 1.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.67MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 300GB is 30.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 Read 101 122
65.2 Write 99.3 121
47.1 Mixed 67.5 77.5
58.1 SusWrite 92.5 119
66.4% 90.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1
1.76 4K Write 2.67 3.1
0.9 4K Mixed 1.21 1.4
220% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
270GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 123 122 120 121 MB/s
Read 124
Write 122
Mixed 72
SusWrite 122
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: 04.04V05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 123 124 123 123 121 MB/s
Read 122
Write 123
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 122
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 114 113 114 114 MB/s
Read 119
Write 117
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 114
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.63 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 102 110 110 108 MB/s
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 105
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.53 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 101 91 110 98 104 MB/s
Read 111
Write 105
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 101
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
234% 1.67 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 87 89 90 88 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 84.2
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 86.6
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.7 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 50 52 60 62 56 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 68.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 55.6
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 1
131% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 300GB Builds (Compare 1,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P6T SE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $619

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