Average Bench: 50.1% (311th of 1015)

more Based on 11,011 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6401AALS-00L3B2, WDC WD6401AALS-00L3B, WDC WD64 01AALS-00J7B, WDC WD64 01AALS-00E3A, WDC WD64 01AALS-00E8B0, WDC WD6401AALS-00E3A, WDC WD64 01AALS-00E3A0, WDC WD6401AALS-00E8B0, WDC WD6401AALS-00J7B, WDC WD64 01AALS-00E8B, WDC WD64 01AALS-00L3B2, WDC WD6401AALS-00E3A0, WDC WD6401AALS-00J7B1, WDC WD6401AALS-00E8B, WDC WD6401AALS-00J7B0, WDC WD64 01AALS-00J7B0, WDC WD6401AALS-0, WDC WD64 01AALS-00J7B1, WDC WD64 01AALS-00L3B

Average average bench

The WD Black 640GB (2008) averaged 49.9% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.11MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 640GB (2008) is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 640GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Read 91.2 116
55.3 Write 87.1 110
41.2 Mixed 65.4 81.5
44.8 SusWrite 82.9 110
60.2% 81.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.77 0.9
1.25 4K Write 2.11 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
172% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
517GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 108 107 108 104 MB/s
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 106
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 108 109 110 108 MB/s
Read 107
Write 109
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 108
72% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 105 101 101 105 101 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 69.8
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 101
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 116
Write 38
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 36.9
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.7 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 36 36 36 33 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 33.8
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 35.6
37% 50.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Black 640GB (2008) Builds (Compare 14,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $847

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