Average Bench: 32.7% (652nd of 1015)

more Based on 28,059 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 67.3% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.19MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) is 32.2%. 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 38.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 61.6 87
14.5 Write 57.8 84.7
13.9 Mixed 38.9 53.7
20.6 SusWrite 52.1 84.2
38.7% 52.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.19 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
97.7% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
568GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 83 83 85 85 MB/s
Read 90
Write 87.1
Mixed 49
SusWrite 83.8
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 83.4
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 88.5
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 77.2
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 87.9
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 73 73 72 73 MB/s
Read 68
Write 65.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 72.4
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 65 66 63 62 MB/s
Read 67.2
Write 74.3
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 65.1
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 60 55 53 45 43 MB/s
Read 65
Write 57.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 51.7
42% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010) Builds (Compare 2,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

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