Average Bench: 45% (398th of 1015)

more Based on 78 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1200AAJS-00VTA0, WDC WD1200AAJS-00NCB1, WDC WD12 00AAJS-00VTA0, WD1200AA JS-65M0A0, WDC WD1200AAJS-0, WDC WD12 00AAJS-00VTA, WDC WD1200AAJS-00VTA

Below average average bench

The WD WD1200AAJS-00VTA0 120GB averaged 54.9% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.13MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD1200AAJS-00VTA0 120GB is 31.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD1200AAJS-00VTA0 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 78 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 Read 82.2 104
27.2 Write 81.1 101
19 Mixed 53.8 85.6
17.9 SusWrite 72.7 148
53.4% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.72
0.69 4K Write 2.13 2.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.68 1.1
139% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 87 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 92.3
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 88.4
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 79 81 79 75 77 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 90.2
Mixed 56
SusWrite 77.2
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 81 77 54 21 77 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 70.9
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 63.5
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 54 65 57 69 49 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 63.5
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 56.7
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.27 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 47 46 45 45 50 MB/s
Read 75
Write 78.2
Mixed 55
SusWrite 47.9
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,783,759 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1200AAJS-00VTA0 120GB Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $205

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