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Western Digital

600GB VelociRaptor™ Hard Disk Drive

3.5-Inch | SATA 3.0Gb/s | 10,000RPM | 32MB Cache
Bigger. Faster. Hungrier.
The PC enthusiasts' favorite 10,000 RPM hard drive is still the fastest, most dangerous carnivore around - now with an ultra-fast 32 MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface and twice the capacity of previous generations.
Key Features
Killer Speed - SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache enhance the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation.

Rock-solid Reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.

Monstrous Capacity - WD VelociRaptor SATA drives are available in capacities up to 600 GB, double the capacity of the previous generation.

Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering double the capacity and higher performance.

IcePack™ Mounting Frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.

NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Environmentally conscious - In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.

5-year limited warranty
  • Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 or Mac OS X
  • SATA interface connector on motherboard or SATA host controller*
  • Available 3.5-inch internal drive bay
  • OWC Tech Support Note: This 600GB WD VelociRaptor drive is not compatible with G5 computers as they do not automatically clock to SATA I.
*Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
This WD VelociRaptor is designed with a 3.5-inch backplane ready mounting bracket - perfect for any Mac Pro system!

600GB Western Digital VelociRaptor Specifications:


Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
10,000 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
26.1mm (1.028″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.00″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.787″)
Weight (typical)
0.489kg (0.489 lbs.)
Guaranteed Sectors


Contact Start-Stops
600,000 minimum
5 Year Western Digital Warranty


Transfer Rate (Max)
6 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
Average Latency


Read Power
6.20 Watts
Write Power
6.20 Watts
Idle Mode
4.30 Watts
Standby Mode
0.70 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.70 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

65 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
41°F to 131°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
5°C to 55°C
20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet


Idle (Typical)
3.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
3.7 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Western Digital p/n WD6000HLHX UPC#: 718037761107

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: GaryH Location: Bedford Tx Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fastest Non SSD September 20, 2012 WD 600 VelociRaptor drive is super fast, installed in several older iMacs

Really gives the old guys a boost ( G5 )

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Western Digital 600GB VelociRaptor Mfr P/N: WD6000HLHX OWC SKU: WDGWD6000HLHX Internal 3.5" Hard Drive Western Digital 5 Year Limited Warranty
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