Average Bench: 45.7% (393rd of 1015)

more Based on 10,472 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 54.2% 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 1.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 38.8%. 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 56.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,472 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 84.8 113
34.2 Write 82.5 107
26.1 Mixed 56.1 69.8
32.8 SusWrite 74.3 107
54.8% 74.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.6 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.74 1
136% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 118 117 116 117 MB/s
Read 124
Write 113
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 117
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 118 116 114 117 MB/s
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 117
77% 105 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: 117 118 118 119 112 118 MB/s
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 117
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 104 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 106
Write 99
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 104
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 96 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 98.1
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 95.8
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 95 100 96 98 100 MB/s
Read 94.6
Write 83.5
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 97.8
63% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 54 64 82 81 80 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 93.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 71.8
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 73 74 77 79 82 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 82.7
Mixed 47
SusWrite 74.1
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
164% 1.03 MB/s
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