Average Bench: 47.9% (399th of 1002)

more Based on 21,328 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.72MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 80.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
58 Read 85.9 107
54.4 Write 80.8 102
25.9 Mixed 68.4 98.8
58.7% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.56 4K Write 1.72 2.3
0.17 4K Mixed 0.33 0.45
90.6% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
290GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 98.4
Mixed 98.6
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.4
109% 1.03 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 97.1
Mixed 78.9
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.28
64% 0.54 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.5
Write 87.8
Mixed 81.3
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.44
116% 1.07 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.5
Write 81
Mixed 81.6
64% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.33
102% 1.02 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.3
Write 80
Mixed 28
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.33
79% 0.7 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.2
Write 70.2
Mixed 68.9
54% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.43
114% 1.05 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.8
Write 60.6
Mixed 50.7
45% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.96 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.8
Write 12.3
Mixed 19.2
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 0.55
4K Mixed 0.15
51% 0.42 MB/s
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Typical Blue 320GB (2008) Builds (Compare 23,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $387

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