The VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB has higher performance than that of the previous generation, WD3000GLFS 300GB and the designers have also changed the fining arrangement to horizontal rather than vertical as shown in the GLFS model.
Following the successful tried and proven build lines of previous WD Raptors with the 3 GB/s interface, we found that with the 16 MB cache the 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Raptors can deliver staggering performance. They are approximately 35% faster than the older models but with a commensurate percentage drop in power requirements.
I guess the name “Raptors” came from the prehistoric carnivore that could out run anything on the planet and just hunt the prey down. Well these hard drives are fast, spinning at 10,000 rpm, so it’s little wonder that they benchmark so well. It’s obvious that the VelociRaptor has retained a lot of the performance based on its 10,000 rpm spindle speed.