Average Bench: 40% (508th of 1015)

more Based on 52,494 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

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 160GB (2007) averaged 59.9% 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 0.8MB/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 41.2%. 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 48.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 Read 75 105
19.8 Write 71.8 102
18 Mixed 48.4 64
17.9 SusWrite 64.2 103
47.8% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.75 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.8 1
146% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 58.01D58
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 36 36 35 37 36 MB/s
Read 190
Write 57.2
Mixed 60
SusWrite 35
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
127% 0.7 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 11.04A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 106 108 106 106 MB/s
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 106
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 67 71 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 79.7
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 69.8
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 62 66 57 75 82 MB/s
Read 65.4
Write 83.6
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 70
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 20 74 44 29 24 MB/s
Read 85
Write 71.3
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 44.9
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.06H05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 40 41 36 37 52 MB/s
Read 56.4
Write 58
Mixed 45.4
SusWrite 41.3
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 58.01D58
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 48 49 53 58 59 MB/s
Read 39
Write 61.8
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 53.1
36% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 11 17 17 18 16 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 22
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 16.1
21% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical Blue 160GB (2007) Builds (Compare 3,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $109

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