Average Bench: 39.8% (518th of 1015)

more Based on 45,140 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-00LA7, 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, WD1600AAJS-00TKAO, 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, WD1600AAJS-65M0A0, 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-00VWA0, 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-32B4A0, 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-4, 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-32PSA0, 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 60.1% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 160GB (2007) is 43.9%. 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 47.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 73.9 104
14.7 Write 70.6 102
15.9 Mixed 47.1 64.1
15.7 SusWrite 64.6 103
47.1% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.7 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.78 1
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 87 87 55 56 56 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 93.8
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 72.1
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 68 68 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 80.8
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 66.1
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 68 48 40 69 76 MB/s
Read 87
Write 74.5
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 55.1
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 65 64 65 66 MB/s
Read 65.9
Write 58.9
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 64.7
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.1 13 15 12 13 MB/s
Read 69.9
Write 14.3
Mixed 25
SusWrite 12
22% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 05.06H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 31 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 39
Write 18.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 30.8
21% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 38 18 20 7 11 MB/s
Read 40.4
Write 52.9
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 20.7
28% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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