Average Bench: 43.1% (470th of 1010)

more Based on 23,091 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 WD32 00AAKS-22M2B, 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 56.9% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2008) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.3 Read 77.8 105
29.7 Write 76.3 103
24 Mixed 52.6 67.5
35 SusWrite 72 105
51.3% 69.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.87 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.81 1
151% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
289GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 85 83 95 96 MB/s
Read 95
Write 82
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 88.2
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 101
Write 99.7
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 81.3
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 74 73 68 74 72 MB/s
Read 71.8
Write 57.6
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 71.2
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
22% 0.23 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 69 68 69 69 MB/s
Read 69.7
Write 70.5
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 68
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 54 64 61 62 63 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 75.5
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 59.1
44% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 54 45 51 55 57 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 47.2
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 51.5
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.83 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 16 11 82 76 71 MB/s
Read 12.5
Write 10.5
Mixed 5.8
SusWrite 44.5
13% 18.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical Blue 320GB (2008) Builds (Compare 27,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $366

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