WD VelociRaptor 150GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive, 32MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s Interface, 10000 RPM Speed


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About WD VelociRaptor 150GB

The WD WD1500BLHX VelociRaptor 150GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive delivers maximum speed and reliability for blade servers, workstations and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 RPM spin speed, SATA 3 Gb/s interface and a 32MB cache, this drive is truly an evolution in performance.

WD VelociRaptor 150GB Features

  • Ideal For: Blade servers, workstations and low-end servers
  • Killer speed: SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 32MB cache enhance the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation
  • Monstrous capacity: Twice the capacity of previous generations makes this the largest capacity 10,000 RPM SATA drive ever
  • Rock-solid reliability: Best-in-class 1.4 million hour MTBF makes this the most reliable SATA hard drive around
  • SATA 3 Gb/s: The industry standard and most common interface
  • 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

WD VelociRaptor 150GB Specifications

Rotational Speed
10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size
Average Latency
3.00 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles
600,000 minimum
Read Seek Time
3.6 ms (average)
Write Seek Time
4.2 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time
0.4 ms (average)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity
SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive
Operating Shock (Read)
65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock
300G, 2 ms
Acoustics: Idle Mode
30 dBA (average)
Acoustics: Seek Mode 0
37 dBA (average)
Operating Temperature
41 Deg. F to 131 Deg. F
-40 Deg. F to 158 Deg. F
Humidity: Operating
5-95% RH non-condensing
Humidity: Non-operating
5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude: Operating
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Altitude: Non-operating
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
Operating: Linear
20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Operating: Random
10-300 Hz, 0.008 g2 / Hz
Non-operating: Low Frequency
0.05 g2/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Non-operating: High Frequency
20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
12 VDC: Read/Write
320 mA
12 VDC: Idle
210 mA
12 VDC: Standby
5 mA
12 VDC: Sleep
5 mA
5 VDC: Read/Write
470 mA
5 VDC: Idle
360 mA
5 VDC: Standby
130 mA
5 VDC: Sleep
120 mA
Power Dissipation: Read/Write
6.20 Watts
Power Dissipation: Idle
4.30 Watts
Power Dissipation: Standby
0.70 Watts
Power Dissipation: Sleep
0.70 Watts
Dimensions (H x D x W)
0.59 x 3.94 x 2.75" / 15 x 100 x 69.85 mm
0.48 lbs / 0.21 kg
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