Average Bench: 34.2% (632nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,385 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1600BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD16 00BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD16 00BEKT-00A25T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-60F3T1, WDC WD1600BEKT-60F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-00V5T0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60F3T, WDC WD1600BEKT-00F3T, WDC WD1600BEKT-75F3T, WDC WD1600BEKT-11PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-75A25, WDC WD1600BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60A25T1, WDC WD1600BEKT-60F3T, WDC WD1600BEKT-08PVMT1, WDC WD1600BEKT-60A25T1, WDC WD1600BEKT-60A25, WDC WD1600BEKT-66PVM, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60F3T0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-08PVMT1, WDC WD16 00BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-00A25T0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-75F3T, WDC WD16 00BEKT-00F3T, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD1600BEKT-22F3T0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-75A25, WDC WD1600BEKT-7, WDC WD1600BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD1600BEKT-6, WDC WD1600BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-22ZWT0, WDC WD16 00BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD1600BEKT-75F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-66A25T1, WDC WD1600BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-0, WDC WD1600BEKT-08PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-11F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-66F3T, WDC WD1600BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD16 00BEKT-75A25T0

Poor average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) averaged 65.8% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.7 Read 64 96.2
18 Write 60.5 91.3
15.3 Mixed 43.7 60.9
25.4 SusWrite 54.6 88.1
41.1% 55.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.48 2.1
0.19 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
124% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
114GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 64 63 65 65 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 54.5
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 64.7
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 58 50 49 52 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 76.3
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 52.5
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 33 37 44 35 46 MB/s
Read 74.2
Write 12.8
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 40.6
28% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 51 48 49 40 40 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 60.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 44.7
41% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01A13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 33 34 34 31 MB/s
Read 78.9
Write 78
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 33.5
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 42 47 48 54 54 MB/s
Read 59.2
Write 56.5
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 46.6
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 37 38 39 40 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 50.4
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 39
34% 45.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 0.87 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 51 46 50 57 57 MB/s
Read 30.2
Write 44.5
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 50
32% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) Builds (Compare 3,403 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%
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System: Dell Latitude E6410

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $125

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