Average Bench: 49.9% (309th of 1015)

more Based on 60,150 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 50.1% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.03MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 30.8%. 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 59.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,150 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.2 Read 90.7 113
54.5 Write 88.7 110
35.7 Mixed 59.5 71.5
45 SusWrite 82.8 111
59.2% 80.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.1 4K Write 2.03 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1.04
166% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
595GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 113
Write 108
Mixed 66
SusWrite 111
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
595GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 107 108 109 109 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 108
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
557GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 100 106 108 108 103 MB/s
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 105
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 11 23 42 75 77 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 93.8
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 42.5
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 70 65 68 63 73 MB/s
Read 61
Write 61
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 66.2
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
58% 0.47 MB/s
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 73 66 61 60 55 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 48.8
Mixed 41
SusWrite 63.2
40% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 34 65 69 60 74 MB/s
Read 47
Write 52.7
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 53.2
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical Blue 640GB (2008) Builds (Compare 60,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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