Average Bench: 51.4% (291st of 1015)

more Based on 15,042 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 48.5% 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 30.9%. 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 66MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,042 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.9 Read 93.4 118
55.9 Write 87.7 110
46 Mixed 66 82
54.2 SusWrite 85.5 110
61.3% 83.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.78 0.9
1.4 4K Write 2.11 2.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.91 1.06
173% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
375GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 95 96 95 94 MB/s
Read 136
Write 110
Mixed 101
SusWrite 95.1
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 111 110 111 111 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 110
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 102 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 83
SusWrite 102
73% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 68 73 76 77 71 MB/s
Read 125
Write 76.6
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 72.5
64% 87 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.1 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 87 89 89 MB/s
Read 88.1
Write 87.6
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 88.1
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 100.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 81 50 60 56 54 MB/s
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 64.7
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
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Typical Black 640GB (2008) Builds (Compare 44,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,257

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