Average Bench: 49.8% (310th of 1015)

more Based on 42,461 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

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 640GB (2008) averaged 50.2% 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 31%. 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 58.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 83MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,461 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 Read 90.2 112
40.5 Write 87.1 111
35.8 Mixed 58.9 71.5
40.1 SusWrite 83 110
58.8% 79.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.09 4K Write 2.07 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1
167% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
582GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 107 107 108 109 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 103
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 108
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 92 94 93 94 MB/s
Read 111
Write 102
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 92.7
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
538GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 106 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 95
Write 95.7
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 106
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 92 92 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 84.7
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 91.6
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 84 85 85 87 86 MB/s
Read 86
Write 89.2
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 85.6
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 70 64 66 66 76 MB/s
Read 94
Write 96
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 67.9
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 63 22 51 52 49 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 65
Mixed 53
SusWrite 51.3
49% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
165% 1.1 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 61.9
Write 60.6
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 59.7
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
452GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 25 32 22 32 36 MB/s
Read 60
Write 33.5
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 27.5
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 0.53 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) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $448

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