Average Bench: 26.3% (832nd of 1015)

more Based on 10,437 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00M9YT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-11ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-63ZCT, WD1600BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-16A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00EGH, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22A23T0, WD1600BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A1TT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-11A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-24A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00EGHT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22A23, WD1600BE VT-22ZCT0, WD1600BE VT-22A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00M9Y, WDC WD1600BEVT-08A23T1, WDC WD16 00BEVT-16A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-88ZCT, WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00A1T, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35VW9, WDC WD1600BEVT-26A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-80A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-88ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-24A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-88ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-35ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-35ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-11A23T0, WD1600BEVT-22A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-24A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-63ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00M9YT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-00A23T0, WD1600BEVT-00AHT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD1600BEVT-08A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-80A23, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-80A23T0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT2, WDC WD16 00BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-75ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A1T, WDC WD1600BEVT-00A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-16A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-75A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-35VW9T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-26ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT1, WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO, WDC WD1600BEVT-22A23, WDC WD1600BEVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0, WDC WD1600BEVT-8, WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT, WDC WD1600BEVT-6, WDC WD1600BEVT-7, WDC WD1600BEVT-0, WDC WD1600BEVT-1, WDC WD1600BEVT-26A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-2

Very poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) averaged 73.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) is 25.8%. 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 33.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
17 Read 48.8 65.7
15.9 Write 45.5 63.9
13.9 Mixed 33.2 43.8
15 SusWrite 42.7 63.4
31.4% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.43 4K Write 1.52 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
113% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 75 75 76 76 MB/s
Read 45.9
Write 42.7
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 75.2
37% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 56 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 58.7
Mixed 42
SusWrite 56.1
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 48 54 52 51 51 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 58.9
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 51.6
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.97 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 37 38 35 38 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 45.6
Mixed 30
SusWrite 37.2
30% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 21 22 21 20 24 MB/s
Read 9
Write 35
Mixed 20
SusWrite 22
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.73 MB/s
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