Average Bench: 50.1% (306th of 1015)

more Based on 92,818 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

Average average bench

The WD Blue 640GB (2008) averaged 49.9% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.07MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 30.6%. 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 61.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,818 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 Read 89 111
55.2 Write 89.4 110
42.1 Mixed 61.1 72.7
50.2 SusWrite 85.1 112
59.8% 81.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.5 4K Write 2.07 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1
167% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
516GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 111 110 110 108 MB/s
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 108
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 107 108 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 99.8
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 109
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 96 97 95 95 MB/s
Read 93
Write 95
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 95
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
314GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 98 102 101 103 MB/s
Read 85.9
Write 86.3
Mixed 58
SusWrite 101
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 84 87 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 93.2
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 85.4
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 73 79 75 80 79 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 93
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 78.1
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 79 80 79 80 80 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 92.3
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 78.6
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

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