Average Bench: 31.9% (669th of 1015)

more Based on 24,831 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BPVT-75JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-16ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-3, WDC WD3200BPVT-5, WDC WD3200BPVT-6, WDC WD3200BPVT-7, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-8, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-35JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-0, WDC WD3200BPVT-1, WDC WD3200BPVT-2, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00A1YT0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-16ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-80ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-80ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-00ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-35JJ5, WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0, WD3200BPVT-11ZCT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-55JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-22ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-24JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-75JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-35ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00A1YT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00RCBT0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-08JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-16JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-22A1YT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-26JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-00G3T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-55ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00JJ5T, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-08JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-24ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35ZES, WD3200BPVT-00Z2TT0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-60JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-55JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-60JJ5T0, 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-00HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZT3, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZT1, WDC WD32 00BPVT-24ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-26ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-26JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-00JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-11HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-75ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-55JJ5, WDC WD3200BPVT-55ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-75ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-60JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80ZEST0, WDC WD3200BPVT-22ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-16JJ5T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-60JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-35JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-16JJ5T0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-55ZEST0, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD32 00BPVT-80JJ5, WDC WD32 00BPVT-22ZES, WDC WD32 00BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-00G33T0, WDC WD3200BPVT-75ZES, WDC WD3200BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD3200BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 68.1% 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 34.1%. 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 37.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,831 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.5 Read 60.4 87.4
14.2 Write 57 84.7
13.7 Mixed 37.8 53.1
20.3 SusWrite 50.5 81.8
37.9% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.18 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.52 0.7
94.8% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
274GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 81 81 84 83 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 74.6
Mixed 26.1
SusWrite 81.8
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 75 73 73 70 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 65.4
Mixed 47
SusWrite 72.7
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.83 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 62 60 60 58 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 68.1
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 59.9
46% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 47 44 36 28 33 MB/s
Read 68
Write 59.7
Mixed 46
SusWrite 37
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.73 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 46 36 37 38 54 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 46.6
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 42.5
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 42 45 47 50 51 MB/s
Read 33
Write 42
Mixed 32.3
SusWrite 46.7
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 21 28 36 29 32 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 37
Mixed 29
SusWrite 28.9
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.43 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $232

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