Average Bench: 28.4% (783rd of 1015)

more Based on 25,074 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, WD3200BE VT-22ZCT0, 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 WD32 00BEVT-00A22T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A22T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD32 00BEVT-35ZCT, 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-22F370, 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 71.6% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) is 29.1%. 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 34.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.4 Read 53.2 79.6
14.4 Write 49.4 77.4
12.8 Mixed 34.1 46
14.4 SusWrite 45.4 75.3
33.5% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.46 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
109% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 62 62 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 11.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 61.6
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1.03 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 60 63 62 62 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 64
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 61.2
42% 57.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 50 44 49 50 56 MB/s
Read 65.8
Write 63.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 50.2
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 50 54 55 56 MB/s
Read 48
Write 47.9
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 53.7
33% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 47 47 46 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 47.3
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 46.3
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.93 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 39 40 41 41 38 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 47.3
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 39.9
31% 42.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.5 6 4.5 4.2 5.7 5.3 MB/s
Read 7.2
Write 4
Mixed 6.2
SusWrite 5.5
4% 5.72 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) Builds (Compare 3,107 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $195

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