Average Bench: 31.6% (699th of 1015)

more Based on 19,404 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BPVT-75JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-26JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00G3T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-16ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-3, WDC WD3200BPVT-55ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-5, WDC WD3200BPVT-6, WDC WD3200BPVT-7, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5T, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-8, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-08JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-35JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-0, WDC WD3200BPVT-1, WD3200BPVT-00Z2TT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-2, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00A1YT0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-55JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-60JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-35ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-55JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-16JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-00JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-55JJ5T1, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-16ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-80ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-80ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-35JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZT1, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-26ZEST0, WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0, WD3200BPVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-55JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-75ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-22ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-55ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-60JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-22ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-16JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-75JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-60JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-35ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-16JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00A1YT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00RCBT0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-08JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-55ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-16JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-00G33T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-22A1YT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-75ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-00ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 68.4% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.18MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) is 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.1 Read 60 85.6
16.2 Write 56.2 83.9
13 Mixed 37.4 52
20.5 SusWrite 49.9 82.2
37.4% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.18 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.52 0.7
95% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
230GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 82 81 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 86
Write 90
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 80.4
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 62 68 66 68 65 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 56.2
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 65.4
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 42 59 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 68.5
Mixed 31.6
SusWrite 54.8
40% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 50 27 48 65 64 MB/s
Read 65.8
Write 66.8
Mixed 42
SusWrite 51.9
42% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 20 23 23 40 42 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 77.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 29.6
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 38 30 39 54 59 MB/s
Read 68
Write 67
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 44.6
41% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 34 36 33 38 38 MB/s
Read 53
Write 56
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 37.8
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $283

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