Average Bench: 50.5% (306th of 1015)

more Based on 11,124 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 49.5% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.11MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 640GB (2008) is 28.3%. 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 64.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Read 92.9 115
50 Write 86.2 109
42.3 Mixed 64.9 81.5
47.5 SusWrite 82.7 108
60.2% 81.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.77 0.9
1.1 4K Write 2.11 2.7
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
173% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
595GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 110 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 113
Write 109
Mixed 67
SusWrite 110
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
582GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 112 111 112 107 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 110
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
531GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 103 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 107
Write 98.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 102
67% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
412GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 96 97 98 99 MB/s
Read 106
Write 103
Mixed 81
SusWrite 97.2
72% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.27 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 59.7
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 67 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 73.2
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 67.2
50% 67.6 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 15,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $800

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