Average Bench: 45.6% (397th of 1015)

more Based on 7,667 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 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 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 54.3% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 320GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,667 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.8 Read 83.5 111
26.2 Write 82.3 107
19.2 Mixed 55.3 70.1
29.9 SusWrite 75.3 106
54.6% 74.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.6 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.75 1
137% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 116 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 105
Write 108
Mixed 71
SusWrite 115
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 102 103 100 95 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 98
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 100
66% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 80 91 93 98 94 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 99.8
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 88.8
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 61 80 80 87 88 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 95.7
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 79
62% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 76 95 92 97 97 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 98
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 90.8
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 19.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 57 18 17 73 100 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 99
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 59.6
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 75 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 79
Write 80.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 76.4
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
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Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $312

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