Average Bench: 26% (851st of 1015)

more Based on 7,923 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-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 74.0% 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 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 32.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.5 Read 48 64.3
17.3 Write 45.9 63.5
14 Mixed 32.8 43.2
17.5 SusWrite 42.2 62.3
31.1% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 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%
147GB free
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 60 40 46 50 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 60
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 52.4
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 50 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 52.1
Mixed 38
SusWrite 50.4
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 50 50 51 51 MB/s
Read 50.4
Write 49.9
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 50.8
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 43 43 41 MB/s
Read 53.7
Write 53.7
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 42.1
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 41 41 40 40 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 41.5
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 40.1
29% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
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