Average Bench: 49.6% (309th of 1015)

more Based on 94,563 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-41H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-0, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B3, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-2, WDC WD6400AAKS-3, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00Z7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-4, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-5, WDC WD6400AAKS-6, WDC WD6400AAKS-7, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-65Z7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-41H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65Z7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-40H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-40H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00Z7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-65Z7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-40H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-229BA1, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-40H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-65Z7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD6400AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD64 00AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00Z7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-41H2B, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-07A7B0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 640GB (2008) averaged 50.3% 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 640GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 94,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.9 Read 88.6 110
43.7 Write 86.8 110
40.5 Mixed 60.4 73
38.6 SusWrite 84 111
58.9% 80 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
0.9 4K Write 2.02 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1
163% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
506GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 101 101 103 102 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99.9
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 102
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
202% 1.47 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 100 96 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 81.9
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 99.1
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 77 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 96.8
Write 94.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 76.5
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 65 64 61 60 MB/s
Read 105
Write 101
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 63.1
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 60 60 60 57 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 90.2
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 59.4
57% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
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Desktop 79%
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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $423

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