Average Bench: 50% (314th of 1010)

more Based on 30,590 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-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 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 50.0% 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 30.4%. 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 59.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.7 Read 90.9 112
57.5 Write 87.6 110
40.8 Mixed 59.6 71.5
48 SusWrite 82.9 109
59.1% 80.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 2.07 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
166% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
495GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 104 103 102 100 103 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 100
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
500GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 106 111 110 110 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 106
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 109
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 97 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 98.7
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
461GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 93 99 93 98 99 MB/s
Read 103
Write 103
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 94.1
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 87 88 88 89 MB/s
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 71
SusWrite 86.7
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.27 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: 04.03B04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 78 82 74 85 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 80.4
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 85 85 87 85 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 48
SusWrite 85.6
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 65 66 65 67 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 57.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 65.5
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $469

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