Average Bench: 44.9% (402nd of 1015)

more Based on 12,989 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-00L7A0, WDC WD3200AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-00L9A0, WDC WD3200AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-00L7A, WDC WD3200AAKX-1CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD3200AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD3200AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-083CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD3200AAKX-006557, WDC WD3200AAKX-753CA, WD3200AAKX-00RKKA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-32ERM, WDC WD3200AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD32 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD3200AAKX-603CA, WDC WD3200AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-083CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-001CA, WD3200AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-2, WDC WD3200AAKX-221CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD3200AAKX-7, WDC WD3200AAKX-073CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD3200AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD3200AAKX-0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-22V1A0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-221CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-32ERM, WDC WD32 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD3200AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD3200AAKX-001CA, WDC WD3200AAKX-00L9A73, WDC WD3200AAKX-003CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD32 00AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD32 00AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD32 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD3200AAKX-22V1A0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 320GB (2010) averaged 55.0% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 43.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,989 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.1 Read 83 114
28.2 Write 80.3 110
19.5 Mixed 54.7 70
25.3 SusWrite 73.4 107
53.7% 72.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.57 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.73 1
134% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 92 99 76 94 94 MB/s
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 88.1
65% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 96 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 93
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 96.3
64% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 96 97 96 97 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 88
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 95.7
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 75 75 75 70 76 MB/s
Read 98.2
Write 97.6
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 74.8
62% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 84 71 85 29 34 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 91.1
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 60.3
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 82 73 66 20 17 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 91.3
Mixed 57
SusWrite 53.3
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.83 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 31 40 45 42 MB/s
Read 16
Write 31.7
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 37.9
20% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
43% 0.4 MB/s
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