Average Bench: 40.6% (502nd of 1015)

more Based on 12,164 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75A25, WDC WD3200BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD3200BEKT-60KA9, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75F3T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-6, WDC WD3200BEKT-7, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00F3T, WDC WD3200BEKT-22F3T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-08PVMT1, WDC WD3200BEKT-0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22F3T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60F3T1, WDC WD3200BEKT-60PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-2, WDC WD32 00BEKT-24PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75F3T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-22PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT1, WDC WD3200BEKT-60KA9T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75KA9T0, WD3200BEKT-60PV, WDC WD32 00BEKT-22PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-08PVMT1, WDC WD3200BEKT-24PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60V5T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-220HBX, WDC WD3200BEKT-00F3T, WDC WD3200BEKT-00A25, WDC WD3200BEKT-00KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22A25T1, WDC WD32 00BEKT-08PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-00A25T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60F3T, WDC WD3200BEKT-00V5T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-60F3T1, WDC WD3200BEKT-60F3T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-00F3T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-00PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-22PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-60F3T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-00KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-11PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-00KA9, WDC WD32 00BEKT-60KA9T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75PVMT1, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75PVMT0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-22F3T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-75F3T, WDC WD32 00BEKT-22KA9T0, WDC WD32 00BEKT-22F3T, WDC WD3200BEKT-75A25, WD3200BEKT-60V5T1, WDC WD3200BEKT-66PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-60PVMT0, WDC WD3200BEKT-00PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-22KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-08PVM

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 59.4% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,164 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.7 Read 76.6 108
21.3 Write 71.1 105
17.6 Mixed 47.4 62.5
31.2 SusWrite 64.6 103
47.8% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.53 4K Write 1.5 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
128% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 94 94 95 93 95 MB/s
Read 95
Write 93.7
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 93.3
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 89 68 71 55 72 MB/s
Read 113
Write 96.6
Mixed 60
SusWrite 70.6
62% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 42 77 62 38 56 MB/s
Read 89
Write 15.5
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 56.3
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 72 72 73 73 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 66.9
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 72.4
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 65 72 69 68 72 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 53
SusWrite 69.4
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 57 48 45 60 MB/s
Read 71
Write 47.5
Mixed 51
SusWrite 58.2
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
127% 0.83 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 46 34 35 51 50 MB/s
Read 83
Write 102
Mixed 31
SusWrite 42
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.63 MB/s
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Desktop 45%
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Workstation 22%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $285

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