Average Bench: 45.1% (395th of 1015)

more Based on 55,230 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-0EU6C20, WDC WD3200AAKS-75SBA0, WD3200AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD3200AAKS-08L7A0, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD32 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD3200AAKS-00A8LB0, 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 WD3200AAKS-60WWPA0, 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 WD3200AAKS-00A7B, 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 54.9% 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 0.82MB/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 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.4 Read 82.8 106
38.5 Write 80.3 104
28.2 Mixed 55.2 67.9
36.3 SusWrite 74 104
53.8% 73.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.88 4K Write 1.9 2.5
0.47 4K Mixed 0.82 1
153% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 120 119 119 118 MB/s
Read 112
Write 114
Mixed 69
SusWrite 118
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 99 99 99 98 MB/s
Read 102
Write 94.2
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 97.6
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 99 99 99 98 MB/s
Read 102
Write 90.6
Mixed 64.9
SusWrite 97.9
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 100 100 100 100 99 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 92.2
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 98.8
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 72 77 75 75 77 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 82.2
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 75.5
56% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 76 77 77 76 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 80.3
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 76.9
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 62 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 61.4
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 61.3
43% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 22 12 11 12 8.5 MB/s
Read 65.8
Write 48.3
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 13.4
30% 41 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical Blue 320GB (2008) Builds (Compare 41,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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