Average Bench: 36.3% (592nd of 1010)

more Based on 953 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00C8A0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD4000AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD4000AAKS-2, WDC WD4000AAKS-32YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD40 00AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD4000AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD4000AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD4000AAKS-22TMA0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 400GB (2008) averaged 63.6% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.94MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 400GB (2008) is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 400GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 953 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.7 Read 65 86.6
39.5 Write 61.6 79
23.6 Mixed 52.2 76.5
18.7 SusWrite 55.3 76.2
43.3% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.33 4K Read 0.56 0.72
1 4K Write 1.94 2.46
0.23 4K Mixed 0.41 0.9
104% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: 12.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 76.8
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 73.8
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.3 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 72 72 72 73 MB/s
Read 72.8
Write 72.2
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 72.2
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 66 69 67 68 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 68.5
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 66.1
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.37 MB/s
504GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 64 67 65 64 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 45
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 64.7
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 39 18 19 20 22 MB/s
Read 49.5
Write 23.5
Mixed 36
SusWrite 25
25% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
113% 1 MB/s
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Typical Blue 400GB (2008) Builds (Compare 14,500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $449

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