Average Bench: 47.8% (388th of 995)

more Based on 14,421 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22SBA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22SBA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-75SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00M9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-55VYA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-57B4A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22L6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75B3A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD3200AAKS-00B9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75SBA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-75SBA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00SBA, WDC WD3200AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-75VYA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-75B3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD3200AAKS-7, WDC WD3200AAKS-00G3A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD3200AAKS-75VYA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75VYA, WDC WD3200AAKS-2, WDC WD3200AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD3200AAKS-0, WDC WD3200AAKS-6, WDC WD3200AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00M9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00G3A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD3200AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD3200AAKS-00SBA, WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00F0A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22B3A, WDC WD3200AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-55VYA, WDC WD3200AAKS-56L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75SBA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD3200AAKS-00M9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00C9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-75B3A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75B3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22L6A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00B3A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WD3200AAKS-75B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00M9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-32V1A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22B3A, WD3200AAKS-75VYA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00SBA0 -, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75VYA0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 320GB (2008) averaged 52.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.76MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 27.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 80.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,421 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 Read 85.7 108
52.2 Write 80.7 103
26.2 Mixed 67.8 98.5
58.5% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.52 0.74
0.66 4K Write 1.76 2.36
0.17 4K Mixed 0.34 0.45
91.7% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 96.7
75% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.4
110% 1.03 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 101
Write 94.2
Mixed 76.7
68% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.25
95% 0.99 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 103
Write 92.3
Mixed 96
73% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.33
100% 0.99 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 82.5
Mixed 81.2
64% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.37
96% 0.91 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 3A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 68.8
Mixed 74.7
56% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.3
84% 0.86 MB/s
283GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 69.9
Mixed 30.2
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.41
111% 1.08 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 70.1
Write 66.8
Mixed 54.5
48% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.3
105% 1.09 MB/s
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Desktop 57%
Workstation 23%

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