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Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (3000HLFS)

  • 300GB Capacity
  • SATA-II Interface
  • 10000RPM Spin Speed
  • 4.2ms Average Seek Time
  • 16MB Cache
  • 5 Year Warranty.
 
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Stock Code: HD-238-WD

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MPN: WD3000HLFS

Manufacturer: WD

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Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (3000HLFS)

Western Digital's Raptor has evolved! PC enthusiasts' favourite 10,000 RPM SATA drive is now faster than ever and available with a 300GB capacity. Engineered for maximum speed, WD VelociRaptor combines a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache, to deliver performance that's up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive and are designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. The new backplane version of the WD VelociRaptor is specifically designed for 3.5" drive-based servers, PC and Mac computer enthusiasts and professional workstations that require the need for a backplane structure.

- Capacity: 300GB
- Cache: 16MB
- Interface: SATA-II
- Spin Speed: 10000RPM
- Seek Time: 4.2ms
- Warranty: 5 Years
 

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1 Year on and still happy!

Bought one for my games rig - fantastic drive! - Its a year old now and hasnt skipped a beat. SSD's are faster but too expensive for me still and I increasingly hear about COMPLETE failures with them, at least with a mechanical drive you usually get a warning clunk or degraded performance.
As people have said - very quiet and very fast.

Giles Newman 2011-09-20

Great but not SSD

This HDD was shipped to me the day after I bought it so great service overclockers!

After reading many reviews on this product I decided to buy it and it is an extremly good HDD giving me loading times of Windows in less than 20 seconds.
My only warning to people is that if you already have a good PC and a 72,000RPM HDD, do not think that this will boost your load time by a massive amount.

Dean 2011-05-28

Second one dies

Just had my second one of these die in under 18 months. The first was purchased through a competitor, the second one here.

Glad they have a 5 year warranty

Jason 2010-08-03

Amazingly quiet

I've used a Raptor as my OS drive since 2003 -- first the 74GB model, then 150GB, and now the 300GB Velociraptor.

My first two raptors were incredibly noisy; they could easily be heard from another room.

When I installed the Velociraptor though, it was so quiet I actually didn't believe it was powered on until I began installing Windows 7 on it!

It is fast, of course, but also so much quieter than previous models, and also noticeably quieter than my Seagate 7200.10s.

Ben 2009-11-07

The best there is outside SSD

Having never tried SSD (due to prices still not being too practical) I've been a big fan of Raptors since the first versions many years ago. These VelociRaptors are a huge leap forward over the original Raptors and still represent the fastest HDD at this price point. Excellent for every use, not just as an OS drive. They are much much quieter than the old Raptors too. I'm running 3 of these in one machine and can't hear them at all! Recommended

mothermachine 2009-08-30

velociraptor 300

Very satisfied with it. GIMP used to load in 10 seconds on old hard drive, now, split of the second and it is done :) win 7 loads very quickly as well.

Love it.

muziqaz 2009-08-13
 

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