Average Bench: 39.4% (520th of 1015)

more Based on 37,940 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1600AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-62WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00Z4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00Z0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00G0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-60PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-65B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-19M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-56PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-22V1A2, WDC WD1600AAJS-07WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00M0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-55B4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-08PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-75WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-32L7A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-07PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-0817A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-08L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00LA70, WDC WD1600AAJS-75PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-65WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-00V4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-07WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00J3A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00N0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-61M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-19WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-98PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00V4A0, WD1600AAJS-00PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-62B4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-55PSA, WD1600AAJS-19M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00N0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-65WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-98PSA, WD1600AAJS-32WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60M0A1, WDC WD1600AAJS-22WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-08B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-55PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-08PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-19WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-98PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00G0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-60WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-07LSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00Z4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-75WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00M2B0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-07M0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-65WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-00WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-08WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-65M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-75M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00RYA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-61WAA, WD1600AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60M0A1, WD1600AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-32WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08WAA0, WD1600AAJS-65M00, WDC WD1600AAJS-22L7A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-62WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-56R1A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-55M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00Z4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00Z0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-55M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-22B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00Z0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-61M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-56WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-52WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-65B4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-55B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-19M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-56PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00G0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-22L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-07PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-08WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-22PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00Z0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-60M0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00L7A, WDC WD1600AAJS-61WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-40H3A, WDC WD1600AAJS-22PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00Z4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-ELBAHY, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00B4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-61M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-65M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-00N0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-98WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60Z0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-00V4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-98WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75WAA, WD1600AAJS-00B4AO, WDC WD1600AAJS-61WAA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-1, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-0, WDC WD1600AAJS-08L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00PSA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-2, WDC WD1600AAJS-00PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-5, WDC WD1600AAJS-7, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-6, WD1600AA JS-00L7A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-56M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-60B4A1, WDC WD1600AAJS-60B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-56M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-19PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-75B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-32Z0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-65WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-22WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-98PSA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-60Z0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-07M0A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-22WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-08L7AO, WDC WD1600AAJS-64QH789, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00V4A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-75B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-55M0A, WDC WD1600AAJS-75PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08PSA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-19PSA, WDC WD1600AAJS-00WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-32YZCA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-61WAA0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00B4A0, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00YZC, WDC WD16 00AAJS-00YZCA0, WDC WD1600AAJS-00RYA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-08B4A, WDC WD1600AAJS-22B4A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-61M0A, WDC WD16 00AAJS-56M0A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-40H3A0, WDC WD1600AAJS-62WAA, WDC WD16 00AAJS-07WAA, WDC WD1600AAJS-65B4A0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 160GB (2007) averaged 60.5% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.75MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 160GB (2007) is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 160GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 73.5 104
24.8 Write 71.2 103
20.2 Mixed 48 64.3
24.8 SusWrite 63.6 102
47.2% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.75 2.2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.82 1
147% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 83 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 89.1
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 82
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.04A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 62 83 18 13 15 MB/s
Read 110
Write 97.8
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 40.9
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 51 53 62 64 65 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 75.6
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 56
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
164% 1.03 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 57 55 75 73 73 MB/s
Read 66.9
Write 84.7
Mixed 54.4
SusWrite 63.6
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 41 36 51 58 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 59.5
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 50.5
38% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 21.12M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 66 69 70 69 70 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 59.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 68.8
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.06H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 52 52 55 55 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 62
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 53.9
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 05.06H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 69 72 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 36.9
Write 30.8
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 69.6
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $111

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