Pros

  • Includes heat sink drive mount

Cons

  • Expensive

At A Glance

Super-fast performer, this 10,000 rpm drive leaves the competition--including WD's previous Raptors--in its wake.

Manufacturer’s Description

Engineered for maximum speed! The VelociRaptor has evolved! PC enthusiasts' favorite 10,000 RPM SATA drive is now faster than ever, with a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache, to deliver performance that's up to 35% faster than its speedy older brother.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD3000GLFS
Inventory Number 32123
Storage
Drive size 300.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 10000.0 RPM
Drive type Internal
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
General Features
Form Factor 3.5-inch

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Winzip Computing WinZip 10.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 164.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 DirectX, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 327.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 342.0
Microsoft Office 2003 with SP-1, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 339.0
WorldBench 6 Score, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 134.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 490.0
Firefox 2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 204.0
Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 171.0
Test Version 2.0
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 171.0
Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 330.0
Internal Read - WinZip 323.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 Rendering, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 240.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 86.62
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 134.96
Nero 7 Ultra Edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 251.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 45.79
Internal Write - Large File 69.29
Multitasking, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 226.0
Internal Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 39.3   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 38.6   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 33.5   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 25.9   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 24.6   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 13.9   seconds
Malware Scan 315.0   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 86.1   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 84.2   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 85.4   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 86.2   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 90.9   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 98.9   watts
Malware Scan 102.6   watts
System Idle State 79.7   watts
System Sleep State 79.8   watts
System Work State 97.1   watts

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