Average Bench: 26.4% (841st of 1015)

more Based on 7,023 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-88ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00M9YT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-11ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-24A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-63ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-88ZCT0, WD1600BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-16A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-22A23T0, WD1600BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-24A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00EGH, WDC WD1600BEVT-63ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22A23T0, WD1600BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00M9YT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD1600BEVT-08A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00EGHT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-80A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT2, WD1600BE VT-22A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-16A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-16A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-75A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-88ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-35VW9T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-26ZCT0, WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35VW9, WDC WD1600BEVT-26A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-80A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO, WDC WD1600BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-22A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-6, WDC WD1600BEVT-7, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-0, WDC WD1600BEVT-1, WDC WD1600BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-2, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT0

Very poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) averaged 73.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) is 23.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 33.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.6 Read 48.6 65
15.3 Write 46.5 63.7
13.9 Mixed 33.3 43.6
19 SusWrite 43.2 62.8
31.6% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.6 4K Write 1.55 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
114% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 64.6
Write 65.5
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 63.3
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 57 62 63 60 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 62.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 60.2
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 57 59 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 64.2
Write 62
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 57.9
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 62.4
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 60.7
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 39 44 46 45 45 MB/s
Read 49
Write 50.3
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 41.8
33% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 57 58 58 59 57 MB/s
Read 32.2
Write 33.5
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 57.4
27% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
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