Average Bench: 25.3% (875th of 1015)

more Based on 7,216 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, 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 74.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) is 26.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 40.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 47.2 66.2
12.8 Write 44.8 64.2
11.9 Mixed 32 43.7
14.9 SusWrite 40.5 63.6
30.3% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.48 2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
110% 0.82 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: 61 58 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 67
Write 66
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 63.9
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 60 60 57 58 MB/s
Read 66.1
Write 63.9
Mixed 43.1
SusWrite 60
43% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 46 43 40 43 39 MB/s
Read 59.2
Write 49.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 42.2
35% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 47 47 48 48 47 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 46
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 47.2
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.97 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 36 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 53.2
Write 54.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 36.5
34% 46.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 33 35 34 32 33 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 46.3
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 33.6
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 36
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 40.3
26% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 21 23 24 23 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 23.1
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 22.9
23% 31.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009) Builds (Compare 3,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6410

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $130

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6 days ago.

reliable and silent but not suitable for Windows 7, under load the system hangs and bottlenecks the cpu and ram


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