Average Bench: 28.6% (776th of 1015)

more Based on 33,662 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 WD32 00BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-63ZCT, WDC WD3200BEVT-75A23T80, 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-80HXZT1, WD3200BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD3200BEVT-60A2310, WDC WD3200BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD3200BEVT-22Z23T0, 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, WDC WD32 00BEVT-35ZCT1, 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 71.3% 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 0.59MB/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 27.2%. 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 34.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 54 79.5
14.2 Write 48.5 73.3
15.5 Mixed 34.6 46.1
18.5 SusWrite 45.5 74.7
33.6% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.5 2
0.16 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%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 48 51 50 47 MB/s
Read 60
Write 59.7
Mixed 37
SusWrite 48.9
38% 51.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 52
Write 50.5
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 53.2
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 52 50 52 49 42 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 51.1
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 48.2
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 45 46 45 45 MB/s
Read 55
Write 56
Mixed 40
SusWrite 45.4
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 27 32 42 33 45 MB/s
Read 64
Write 64.5
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 35.8
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.8 29 56 59 37 35 MB/s
Read 50.9
Write 49.4
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 36.6
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 25 24 22 16 16 MB/s
Read 50.8
Write 34.3
Mixed 21
SusWrite 20.2
23% 31.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
41% 0.37 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 36 33 31 9.5 6 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 28.4
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 25.3
23% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 17 11 4.4 3.5 4.1 MB/s
Read 19.7
Write 18.7
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 9
11% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) Builds (Compare 1,790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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