Average Bench: 28.4% (784th of 1015)

more Based on 20,387 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 71.5% 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 1.46MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) is 26.9%. 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 45.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,387 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.2 Read 53.1 78.2
14.7 Write 49.7 73.5
13.1 Mixed 34.4 46
21.2 SusWrite 45.6 69.2
33.7% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.46 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 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%
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 33 36 47 42 25 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 39.5
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 35.3
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 27 25 27 32 38 MB/s
Read 66.6
Write 48.8
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 30.5
34% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
109% 0.67 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 44 29 35 39 41 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 24
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 38.3
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0
29% 0.43 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 21 22 24 25 24 MB/s
Read 64
Write 24.7
Mixed 28
SusWrite 22.1
26% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 46 41 41 45 38 MB/s
Read 42.1
Write 49.7
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 40.7
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.53 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 15 14 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 8.7
Write 24.2
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 16.5
11% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009) Builds (Compare 2,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $189

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