Average Bench: 50.4% (306th of 1015)

more Based on 43,518 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD64 00AAKS-41H2B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD6400AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD6400AAKS-0, 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 49.5% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.06MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 28.8%. 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 59.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 Read 90.8 111
53.7 Write 88.6 110
38.5 Mixed 59.7 70.7
50 SusWrite 84.6 109
59.6% 80.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.1 4K Write 2.06 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
167% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
586GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 111 111 108 108 MB/s
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 110
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 112 112 113 110 MB/s
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 111
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
589GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 108 103 103 105 MB/s
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 105
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
544GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 109 111 110 110 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 101
Mixed 66
SusWrite 110
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 103 89 104 103 MB/s
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 102
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 89 86 83 88 87 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 83.3
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 85.2
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 78 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 84
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 77.5
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $444

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