Average Bench: 28.8% (768th of 1015)

Based on 809 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200YS-01PGB0, WDC WD32 00YS-01PGB0, WDC WD3200YS-01P

Very poor average bench

The WD WD3200YS-01PGB0 320GB averaged 71.1% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.92MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200YS-01PGB0 320GB is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD3200YS-01PGB0 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 809 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.2 Read 51.8 63.2
24.2 Write 51.1 63.2
20.4 Mixed 40.4 49
19.2 SusWrite 48 62.8
35.4% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.73 4K Write 1.92 2.3
0.45 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
161% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 48 48 49 52 49 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 51.3
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 48.6
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 56.7
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 37.3
36% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.3 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 38 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 50
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 38.9
34% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 17 26 38 42 44 MB/s
Read 55.5
Write 42
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 30.9
30% 40.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
54% 0.27 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 33 32 31 29 MB/s
Read 26.5
Write 28.4
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 31.4
21% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,584,195 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3200YS-01PGB0 320GB Builds (Compare 5 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus P5V-VM SE DH

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $167

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