Average Bench: 34% (617th of 1015)

more Based on 1,940 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-60F3T1, 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 WD16 00BEKT-00A25, WDC WD1600BEKT-75F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-66A25T1, WDC WD16 00BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-0, WDC WD1600BEKT-08PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD1600BEKT-11F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-66F3T, WDC WD16 00BEKT-22F3T0, WDC WD1600BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD1600BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD16 00BEKT-75A25T0

Poor average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) averaged 65.9% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 160GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 Read 64.4 91.6
17.2 Write 60.4 92
16.7 Mixed 44.5 60
22.2 SusWrite 54 90
41.2% 55.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.52 2.1
0.19 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
129% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 81 86 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 79.6
Mixed 60
SusWrite 82.6
57% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 71 72 71 70 MB/s
Read 71
Write 70
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 70.4
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 38 32 28 49 54 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 55.2
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 40.9
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 35 42 26 32 19 MB/s
Read 51.4
Write 51
Mixed 26
SusWrite 32.2
30% 40.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0
27% 0.4 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 30 20 19 18 19 MB/s
Read 59.4
Write 50.4
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 20.4
34% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.8 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 45 42 39 44 48 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 43.8
Mixed 28
SusWrite 43.3
27% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
55% 0.57 MB/s
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