WD VelociRaptor 3000GLFS 300 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SATA - 10000 rpm - 16 MB Buffer - MPN: WD3000GLFS
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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.
Summary
Product Title WD VelociRaptor 3000GLFS 300 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Manufacturer WD
Lowest Price $168.39 from Newegg.com
Power Score 4.6 | 7 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Best Performance Hard Drive
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the WD VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive as the #1 Best Performance Hard Drive. This product has also been ranked as the Best Hard Drive (Internal). Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA300 WD-GLFS Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 40 expert reviews for Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA300 WD-GLFS Series and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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3 Star Review   By member quietkiki - Oct 27, 2008   

Strengths: fast,cool,quiet

Weakness: pin at the wrong place,can't not fit in to sata bracket and mac pro.Only good for sata cable user

If you are use sata cable than you shold have no problem with this one VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive have a new version WD3000HLFS that sata pin at the right place so you can fit in to stat bractet

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The greatest paradox in computing!
5 Star Review   By member cswake - Jul 27, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, (lack of) noise, and (lack of) heat.

Weakness: Price.

Western Digital should have called the drive "the Paradox". I never thought it could have been done, but my computer is running the fastest drive in the world *and* one of the quietness and coolest. Regardless of whether this is a by-product of the shrink to a 2.5" form-factor, they did it and no one else comes close. All of this realistically has to come at a price, $1/GB at the time of this post. In contrast, the Western Digital 10EACS has about the same level of acoustics, heat dissipation, but severe lack of speed at $.20/GB. Is it worth the 5x premium? I say yes.

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Much better than the old raptor!
4 Star Review   By member pcstore4you - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Very Fast and Quiet!

Weakness: Price is a little bit high.

I had a raptor 150GB for about one year and when I upgrade my system with velociraptor, I almost can not hear the noise from the hard drive any more! And the speed for loading game and windows xp is improved by about 15% due to the SATA II interface, although that is a little bit below my expectation. If you want a fast and quiet drive this is the best choice. I hope WD will release 150GB version velociraptor in the future which will make this drive affordable for more people.

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VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA-300, 10,000 RPM, 16MB
5 Star Review   By member mjpsmith - Jul 13, 2008   

Strengths: Amazingly fast and quiet

Weakness: None so far

I installed a drive and then the software for Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. When I booted my computer, I saw the familiar green bar going back and forth, and it suddenly stopped. I thought that it was going to reboot, but what happened was it went right into Windows because the drive is so fast. Every time I use this drive, I am amazed at its speed and functionality.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Incredible speed, Incredible Performance
5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Jun 27, 2008   

Strengths: Fastest consumer hard drive you can buy!!!

Weakness: Very poor value for the capacity! The drive just is not worth it if you need space.

It's great as a stand alone, but if you go raid 0 with two 7200rpm drives, your better off. Not recommended unless you do alot of multitasking or video editing. The amount of space, 300gb, is just too little for storing video or even high resolution photos. Again, you are better off buying 7200rpm drives. That being said, it still is an amazing drive, not only for its size and unique heat sink construction, but for how much quieter it is over the old raptors.

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Product Details
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.
Summary
Product Title WD VelociRaptor 3000GLFS 300 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Manufacturer WD
Lowest Price $168.39 from Newegg.com
Power Score 4.6 | 7 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Cable Connectors: SATA
Today's Average: $168.39
Today's Lowest: $168.39
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Expert Reviews
Best Performance Hard Drive
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the WD VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive as the #1 Best Performance Hard Drive. This product has also been ranked as the Best Hard Drive (Internal). Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA300 WD-GLFS Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 40 expert reviews for Western Digital VelociRaptor SATA300 WD-GLFS Series and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
pro
3 Star Review   By member quietkiki - Oct 27, 2008   

Strengths: fast,cool,quiet

Weakness: pin at the wrong place,can't not fit in to sata bracket and mac pro.Only good for sata cable user

If you are use sata cable than you shold have no problem with this one VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive have a new version WD3000HLFS that sata pin at the right place so you can fit in to stat bractet

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The greatest paradox in computing!
5 Star Review   By member cswake - Jul 27, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, (lack of) noise, and (lack of) heat.

Weakness: Price.

Western Digital should have called the drive "the Paradox". I never thought it could have been done, but my computer is running the fastest drive in the world *and* one of the quietness and coolest. Regardless of whether this is a by-product of the shrink to a 2.5" form-factor, they did it and no one else comes close. All of this realistically has to come at a price, $1/GB at the time of this post. In contrast, the Western Digital 10EACS has about the same level of acoustics, heat dissipation, but severe lack of speed at $.20/GB. Is it worth the 5x premium? I say yes.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Much better than the old raptor!
4 Star Review   By member pcstore4you - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Very Fast and Quiet!

Weakness: Price is a little bit high.

I had a raptor 150GB for about one year and when I upgrade my system with velociraptor, I almost can not hear the noise from the hard drive any more! And the speed for loading game and windows xp is improved by about 15% due to the SATA II interface, although that is a little bit below my expectation. If you want a fast and quiet drive this is the best choice. I hope WD will release 150GB version velociraptor in the future which will make this drive affordable for more people.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA-300, 10,000 RPM, 16MB
5 Star Review   By member mjpsmith - Jul 13, 2008   

Strengths: Amazingly fast and quiet

Weakness: None so far

I installed a drive and then the software for Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. When I booted my computer, I saw the familiar green bar going back and forth, and it suddenly stopped. I thought that it was going to reboot, but what happened was it went right into Windows because the drive is so fast. Every time I use this drive, I am amazed at its speed and functionality.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Incredible speed, Incredible Performance
5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Jun 27, 2008   

Strengths: Fastest consumer hard drive you can buy!!!

Weakness: Very poor value for the capacity! The drive just is not worth it if you need space.

It's great as a stand alone, but if you go raid 0 with two 7200rpm drives, your better off. Not recommended unless you do alot of multitasking or video editing. The amount of space, 300gb, is just too little for storing video or even high resolution photos. Again, you are better off buying 7200rpm drives. That being said, it still is an amazing drive, not only for its size and unique heat sink construction, but for how much quieter it is over the old raptors.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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