Average Bench: 44.7% (407th of 1015)

more Based on 12,921 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 WD3200AAKX-CLD0SA, 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 55.3% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 44.3%. 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 72.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,921 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.6 Read 83.2 114
29.2 Write 80.2 107
22.1 Mixed 55.3 70.4
25.4 SusWrite 72.3 108
53.6% 72.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.63 4K Write 1.61 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.74 1
135% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
252GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 112 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 118
Write 106
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 114
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 107 106 107 107 106 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 106
72% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 95 92 94 95 95 MB/s
Read 96.8
Write 95.1
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 92.6
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 62 79 91 92 97 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 91.3
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 82.1
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 61 91 88 88 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 94.1
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 76
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 57 47 41 35 41 MB/s
Read 68
Write 71.2
Mixed 56
SusWrite 42.8
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 35 31 30 35 MB/s
Read 63.6
Write 76.6
Mixed 56.4
SusWrite 31.6
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

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