Average Bench: 50.3% (304th of 1015)

more Based on 86,658 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 49.6% 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 0.89MB/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 31.2%. 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 83.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 Read 91.5 112
50.9 Write 87.6 110
36.7 Mixed 59.5 71.2
41.6 SusWrite 83.7 110
59.3% 80.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.1 4K Write 2.03 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
165% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
574GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 97 104 103 108 107 MB/s
Read 111
Write 110
Mixed 66
SusWrite 102
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 108 108 107 108 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 99.7
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 107
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 98 96 94 97 MB/s
Read 103
Write 106
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 96
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 98 99 95 97 MB/s
Read 78.4
Write 78.9
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 97.3
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 82 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 87
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 81.1
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 64 65 64 MB/s
Read 68.7
Write 70.7
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 63.6
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 18 16 10 5.2 3.2 MB/s
Read 69.7
Write 65.1
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 11.1
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

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