Average Bench: 33.7% (633rd of 1015)

more Based on 1,697 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD4000AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-65TKA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-65TKA, WDC WD4000AAJS-65TKA, WDC WD4000AAJS-2, WDC WD4000AAJS-65YFA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-6, WDC WD4000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD4000AAJS-65YFA, WDC WD40 00AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD4000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD4000AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD40 00AAJS-65TKA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-65YFA, WDC WD40 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD40 00AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-0, WDC WD40 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD4000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD4000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD40 00AAJS-22YFA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 400GB (2007) averaged 66.3% 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 2.06MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 400GB (2007) is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 400GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 56.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
35 Read 60.3 76.8
28.3 Write 58.1 75.4
26.5 Mixed 43.1 53
25.6 SusWrite 56.6 75.3
40.2% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.9 4K Write 2.06 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.83 1
155% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
373GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 78 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 78
Write 75.8
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 78.1
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 75 75 74 MB/s
Read 68.4
Write 68.8
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 73.8
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 71.1
Write 67.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 70.8
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 70.2
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 70.8
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 72 65 70 70 69 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 66.9
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 68.9
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 65 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 65.8
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 68.8
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 64 63 64 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 50.3
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 63
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 45 45 46 46 MB/s
Read 52.1
Write 46.8
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 45.1
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 9.9 13 21 25 41 MB/s
Read 16
Write 17.4
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 19.7
14% 18.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
54% 0.47 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK - $140

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