Average Bench: 28.9% (771st of 1015)

more Based on 18,805 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-3, WDC WD3200BEVT-2, WDC WD32 00BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-1, WDC WD3200BEVT-0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-26A23, WD3200BEVT-00AORTO, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A0RT0, WD3200BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD32 00BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-11A03T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00A23, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-26A23, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-08A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD3200BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD3200BEVT-75A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-11ZAT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-7, WDC WD3200BEVT-6, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A23TO, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCTO, WDC WD3200BEVT-8, WDC WD3200BEVT-16A23T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-63ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-24A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-88ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD3200BEVT-11A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-24A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ACDET, WDC WD32 00BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD3200BEVT-60PVMTO, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A22T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-63ZCT, WDC WD3200BEV-22A33TO, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A33T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-88ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-22V0TT0, WD3200BEVT-22A23TO, WDC WD32 00BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-60A23T0, WD3200BEVT-22F370, WDC WD32 00BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD32 00BEVT-63ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD3200BEVT-60A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A33TO, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZCT2, WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-80A0RT1, WDC WD32 00BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-60A23, WDC WD32 00BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22A23, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00SCS, WDC WD3200BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-22UTA0, WDC WD3200BEVT-26A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD32 00BEVT-11ZCT, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD32 00BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD3200BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD3200BEVT-35ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD3200BEVT-80A0RT1, WD3200BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-08A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-11ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A23, WDC WD3200BEVT-63ZCT0

Very poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) averaged 71.0% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) is 29.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,805 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.1 Read 53.7 80.4
13.9 Write 50.6 75.9
12.8 Mixed 34.4 46.2
17.9 SusWrite 46.8 74.2
34.2% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.5 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
111% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 64 65 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 59
Write 53.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 63.5
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 57 60 59 58 MB/s
Read 59
Write 55.3
Mixed 41
SusWrite 58.7
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 53 47 36 45 58 MB/s
Read 73
Write 81.3
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 44.1
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 50 55 54 55 52 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 57.5
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 53.4
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 46 45 34 43 44 MB/s
Read 36.4
Write 36.5
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 41.8
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 32 28 29 34 35 MB/s
Read 44
Write 43.7
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 31.3
25% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
52% 0.4 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 15 14 14 21 18 MB/s
Read 35.3
Write 23.8
Mixed 10.3
SusWrite 16
16% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) Builds (Compare 2,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $189

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