Average Bench: 51.2% (296th of 1015)

more Based on 12,658 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 48.7% 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 2.12MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 640GB (2008) is 28.5%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Read 92.8 117
55.5 Write 87.9 110
45.1 Mixed 65.6 82.3
49.6 SusWrite 85.4 110
61.2% 82.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.77 0.9
1.5 4K Write 2.12 2.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.91 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%
593GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 106 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 114
Write 109
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 106
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 108 109 108 109 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 93
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 108
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
575GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 86 97 100 104 105 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 94.8
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.43 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 102 101 98 102 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 94.8
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 99.2
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
442GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 92 92 91 90 MB/s
Read 102
Write 98.7
Mixed 77
SusWrite 90.6
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 83 82 83 85 MB/s
Read 98.2
Write 97.2
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 83.8
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 76 62 20 43 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 86
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 59.9
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $891

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