Average Bench: 44.7% (406th of 1015)

more Based on 64,707 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 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 0.81MB/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 36.6%. 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 55.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,707 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.3 Read 79.8 105
31.9 Write 79 106
29.4 Mixed 55.7 70.1
31.4 SusWrite 75.7 106
53.5% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.88 2.5
0.38 4K Mixed 0.81 1
151% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
100GB free
Firmware: 3E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 100 98 99 99 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 99.3
67% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 90 89 90 88 MB/s
Read 87
Write 82.1
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 89
59% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 40.00A40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 87 88 89 88 MB/s
Read 86
Write 89
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 88
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 70 72 71 71 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 85
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 71.3
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

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