Average Bench: 39.3% (526th of 1015)

more Based on 4,515 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400AACS-00G8B1, WDC WD64 00AACS-00M3B, WDC WD6400AACS-00G8B0, WDC WD6400AACS-0, WDC WD6400AACS-00M3B, WDC WD64 00AACS-32D6B, WDC WD6400AACS-00D6B1, WDC WD64 00AACS-00M3B0, WDC WD6400AACS-00A7B2, WDC WD6400AACS-00G8B, WDC WD6400AACS-00D6B, WDC WD64 00AACS-00G8B, WDC WD64 00AACS-00G8B0, WDC WD6400AACS-32D6B1, WDC WD64 00AACS-00D6B, WDC WD64 00AACS-00G8B1, WDC WD64 00AACS-00D6B1, WDC WD6400AACS-00M3B0

Poor average bench

The WD WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB averaged 60.6% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.14MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.8 Read 70.1 89
41 Write 68.2 87
29.1 Mixed 48.2 58.5
36.5 SusWrite 66.4 85.2
46.6% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.54 0.6
1.2 4K Write 2.14 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
145% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 78 78 78 79 79 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 95.7
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 77.5
63% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 80 81 82 60 76 MB/s
Read 79.1
Write 79.5
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 76
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
562GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 69 66 63 59 68 MB/s
Read 82.2
Write 66
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 64.7
47% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 54 58 57 60 58 MB/s
Read 64
Write 53
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 57.5
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,217,153 HDDs tested.

Typical WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB Builds (Compare 131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Medionpc MS-7501

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $325

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