Average Bench: 44.1% (428th of 1015)

more Based on 46,315 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 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 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 55.8% 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 1.87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2008) is 37.5%. 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 53.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.7 Read 80.5 106
32 Write 78.5 105
23.9 Mixed 53.8 67.5
33.7 SusWrite 72.9 104
52.7% 71.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.87 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.83 1
152% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 96.5
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 86 86 86 85 MB/s
Read 89.1
Write 83.4
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 85.4
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 77 78 77 76 MB/s
Read 95.4
Write 90.9
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 76.7
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 87 91 71 81 94 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 93.5
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 83.4
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 75 75 75 74 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 83.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 74.3
56% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 60 62 59 63 66 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 91.3
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 62.6
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 58 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 59.7
Mixed 41
SusWrite 57.6
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 56 56 55 58 MB/s
Read 57
Write 61.2
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 56.1
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $254

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