Average Bench: 39.5% (518th of 1014)

more Based on 7,697 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 60.5% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB is 24.1%. 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 48.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.2 Read 70.3 88.4
38.8 Write 68.1 86.5
29.3 Mixed 48.8 58.5
37.7 SusWrite 66.9 86.2
46.8% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.9 4K Write 2.1 2.6
0.43 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
142% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
596GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 83 85 85 82 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 81.5
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 83.6
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.27 MB/s
563GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 76 80 83 84 74 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 81.2
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 79.3
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 75 75 75 72 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 82.1
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 73.8
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
556GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 50 65 70 70 67 MB/s
Read 78.9
Write 75.5
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 62.7
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 66 64 66 68 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 54.3
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 66.3
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 54 49 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 60.2
Write 56
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 53.1
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,730,636 HDDs tested.

Typical WD6400AACS-00G8B1 640GB Builds (Compare 58 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Medionpc MS-7501

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $125

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