Average Bench: 39.7% (516th of 1015)

more Based on 28,362 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-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-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-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 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 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-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 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 60.2% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 160GB (2007) is 40.3%. 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 47.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,362 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 74.1 104
18.3 Write 70.6 102
22.9 Mixed 47.9 64.2
22.8 SusWrite 64.1 100
47.3% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.62 4K Write 1.73 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.79 1
144% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 94 91 89 79 MB/s
Read 99
Write 98.2
Mixed 62
SusWrite 89.4
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 85 86 85 86 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 91.2
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 84
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 79 77 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 81.6
Write 73.5
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 77.1
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 69 65 62 68 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 90.2
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 67.2
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 70 32 69 66 66 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 68
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 56.8
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 60 57 59 58 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 70.9
Mixed 46.1
SusWrite 59.3
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 58.01D58
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 49 46 49 50 50 MB/s
Read 53
Write 53.7
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 48
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
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Desktop 29%
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Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $94

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