Average Bench: 25.2% (881st of 1015)

more Based on 6,832 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-63ZCT0, WDC WD16 00BEVT-22A23T0, 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, WDC WD16 00BEVT-26ZCT, WDC WD16 00BEVT-60A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-08A23T1, 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-75A23T0, WDC WD1600BEVT-22A23, 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 74.7% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) is 26.8%. 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 32.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 40.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,832 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.6 Read 47.1 65.4
11 Write 44.9 64.3
11.8 Mixed 32.1 43.8
14.1 SusWrite 40.5 62.6
30.3% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.49 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
110% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 60 64 61 63 65 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 58.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 62.5
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 54 52 55 56 56 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 60.6
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 53.6
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 26 27 25 24 44 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 59.1
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 31.4
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.97 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 56 57 57 MB/s
Read 44.1
Write 44.3
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 56.3
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 1 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 50 43 45 44 43 MB/s
Read 47
Write 52
Mixed 38
SusWrite 45.2
34% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 1 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 33 43 43 MB/s
Read 59.9
Write 57
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 32.3
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
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