Average Bench: 43.8% (432nd of 1015)

more Based on 43,003 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22SBA, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00G3A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-22VYA, WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22SBA, WD3200AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-55VYA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-61L9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22VYA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00F0A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-75SBA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V6A, WD3200AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00M9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-55VYA0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-57B4A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00C9A, WDC WD32 00AAKS-61L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22L6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75B3A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00VWA0, WDC WD3200AAKS-00L6, WDC WD3200AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD3200AAKS-00B9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22VYA, 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-63L2B0, 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, WD3200AAKS-00L9A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 320GB (2008) averaged 56.2% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.88MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 37.6%. 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 53.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,003 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.2 Read 79.7 106
24.4 Write 77.2 106
27.6 Mixed 53.4 67.6
33.5 SusWrite 72.6 104
52.1% 70.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.88 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.82 1
151% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
248GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 104 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 101
Write 103
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 104
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.93 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 75 82 76 75 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 85
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 76.7
56% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 64 63 64 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 89.4
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 63
58% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 75 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 62.6
Write 59.3
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 76
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 44 48 42 52 58 MB/s
Read 85.2
Write 55
Mixed 46
SusWrite 43.1
42% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 39 63 52 45 45 MB/s
Read 36
Write 63.9
Mixed 30
SusWrite 44.3
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 37 41 33 37 39 MB/s
Read 18
Write 11.7
Mixed 24.3
SusWrite 35.8
17% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.5 MB/s
Read 0.5
Write 0.7
Mixed 0.8
SusWrite 0.5
0% 0.62 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 320GB (2008) Builds (Compare 60,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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