Average Bench: 51.6% (289th of 1015)

more Based on 64,019 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 48.3% 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 27.3%. 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 60.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 86.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Read 93 113
53 Write 89.8 110
42.5 Mixed 60.7 72
50.2 SusWrite 86.7 110
60.8% 82.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.3 4K Write 2.06 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1
168% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
392GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 106 107 107 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 84
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 106
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
436GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 101 104 101 101 104 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 81
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 101
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 74 78 73 78 78 MB/s
Read 95.8
Write 89.8
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 74.7
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
268GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 85 84 85 84 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 84.7
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 84
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 60 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 73.1
Write 67.8
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 61.8
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 31 33 34 35 34 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 33
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $589

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