Average Bench: 49.5% (330th of 1010)

more Based on 30,125 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-41H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-0, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-2, WDC WD6400AAKS-3, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00Z7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-4, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-6, WDC WD6400AAKS-7, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-65Z7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-41H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65Z7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-40H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-40H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00Z7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-65Z7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-40H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-40H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65Z7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 640GB (2008) averaged 50.4% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.04MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 640GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 83MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,125 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.7 Read 89.3 112
43.6 Write 86.8 111
29 Mixed 58.2 71.6
40.5 SusWrite 83 109
58.4% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.8 4K Write 2.04 2.6
0.41 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
164% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 110 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 108
Write 107
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 108
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 101 101 100 100 102 MB/s
Read 95
Write 90.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 99.7
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 88 87 87 84 MB/s
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 86.5
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
542GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 92 91 92 92 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 88.8
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 91.6
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 89 89 89 92 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 71.6
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 89.7
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 69 69 83 97 101 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 66
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 86.4
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 71 72 72 71 MB/s
Read 81
Write 81.7
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 71.4
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.27 MB/s
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 61.8
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 20.2
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
109% 0.63 MB/s
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $466

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