Average Bench: 47.6% (347th of 1015)

more Based on 8,782 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-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 WD32 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD3200AAKX-0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-22V1A0, WDC WD32 00AAKX-221CA, 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-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 52.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.66MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 40%. 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 57.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,782 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.7 Read 87.7 116
33.9 Write 85.2 112
27.8 Mixed 57.2 69.7
34.2 SusWrite 78 110
56.7% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.66 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.77 1
141% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
220GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 105
Write 97.7
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 100
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 96 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 101
Write 99
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 95.9
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 98 98 99 98 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 94
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 98.2
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 63 74 102 101 103 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 88.7
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 73 67 76 92 93 MB/s
Read 104
Write 112
Mixed 69
SusWrite 76
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 44 58 62 63 65 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 85.6
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 56.2
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 76 76 77 78 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 63.7
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 76.8
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

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