Average Bench: 39.5% (519th of 1015)

more Based on 27,846 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, 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-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 60.5% 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 0.79MB/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 42.1%. 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 47.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.5 Read 73.7 104
20.7 Write 71.4 102
17.6 Mixed 47.6 63.8
19.8 SusWrite 63.6 101
47.2% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.73 2.3
0.2 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%
74GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 94 91 92 92 MB/s
Read 99.6
Write 103
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 92.2
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 84 81 82 82 84 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 92.3
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 82.2
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 89 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 85
Write 88.7
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 86.9
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 63 89 92 91 93 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 17.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 83
43% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 74 83 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 81.7
Write 80.9
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 80.9
55% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 58.01D58
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 75 75 75 76 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 77
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 74.8
52% 70 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 65 65 80 81 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 75.3
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 69.7
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 49 52 47 51 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 53.3
Mixed 38
SusWrite 50
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Blue 160GB (2007) Builds (Compare 5,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $65

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