Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Disk Drive

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In this article you will find information about the Western Digital VelociRaptor (WD VelociRaptor) hard drive.

General Information

  • Hard Drive Series: WD VelociRaptor, Datenblatt
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s ("SATA III") for BLHX model, SATA 3 Gb/s ("SATA II") for BLFS model
  • Rotational Speed: 10,000 RPM


Hard Drives Capacity Cache Write Heads Energy Consumption
(Idle Speed)
Energy Consumption
(Load Speed)
150 GB SATA II WD VelociRaptor (WD1500BLFS) 150 GB 16 MB n/a n/a 4.5 W 6.0 W
300 GB SATA II WD VelociRaptor (WD3000BLFS) 300 GB 16 MB n/a n/a 4.5 W 6.0 W
450 GB SATA III WD VelociRaptor (WD4500BLHX) 450 GB 32 MB n/a n/a 4.3 W 6.4 W
600 GB SATA III WD VelociRaptor (WD6000BLHX) 600 GB 32 MB n/a n/a 4.3 W 6.4 W


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Author: Werner Fischer

Werner Fischer, working in the Web Operations & Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.

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