Average Bench: 46.8% (366th of 1015)

more Based on 9,989 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 53.1% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 320GB (2010) is 35.6%. 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 57.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,989 samples)
Min Avg Max
44 Read 87.4 116
35.1 Write 83.7 111
29.9 Mixed 57.3 71
32.3 SusWrite 75.6 107
56% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.67 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
143% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 117 118 117 117 MB/s
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 116
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 77 77 72 77 MB/s
Read 119
Write 109
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 75.5
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 77 79 73 76 MB/s
Read 114
Write 106
Mixed 77
SusWrite 75.8
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: 15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 85 80 83 84 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 76
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 83.3
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 98 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 58.1
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 96.7
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 61 33 65 67 70 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 86.1
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 55.9
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 63 67 73 77 75 MB/s
Read 78.3
Write 78.7
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 68.1
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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