Average Bench: 44.8% (409th of 1015)

more Based on 36,228 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 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-61L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22L6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-22B3A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-75B3A, 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-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 55.2% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 36.2%. 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 54.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,228 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.8 Read 81.4 106
38.5 Write 79 105
32.1 Mixed 54.5 68.8
33.5 SusWrite 74.4 104
53.3% 72.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.9 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.83 1
153% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
137GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 104 103 103 100 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 102
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 97 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 97.3
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 90 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 89.4
Write 84.9
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 90.9
60% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 86 86 86 86 88 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 88.8
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 85.9
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 52 58 51 55 38 MB/s
Read 81
Write 83.7
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 52.2
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 67 67 66 65 MB/s
Read 67
Write 64.8
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 65.8
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 68 68 67 68 MB/s
Read 62
Write 60.7
Mixed 49
SusWrite 67.1
44% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 31 12 20 21 52 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 67.4
Mixed 53.1
SusWrite 33
45% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
124% 0.77 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 64 76 72 86 77 MB/s
Read 19
Write 80.6
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 69.1
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Blue 320GB (2008) Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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