Average Bench: 50.9% (297th of 1015)

more Based on 62,625 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 49.1% 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 2.04MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 640GB (2008) is 27.2%. 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 59.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.8 Read 91.3 111
53.7 Write 89 111
39.4 Mixed 59.7 71.4
54 SusWrite 85.6 110
59.9% 81.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1 4K Write 2.04 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1
166% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
549GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 105 106 107 106 MB/s
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 106
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
538GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 85 92 95 96 87 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 93.8
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 86.8
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 78 74 71 69 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 93.5
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 75.1
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 62 61 60 61 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 47.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 61.7
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 47 59 59 60 MB/s
Read 64.8
Write 67.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 56.3
44% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 31 13 18 35 40 MB/s
Read 51.1
Write 40.8
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 27.8
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.63 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

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