Average Bench: 40.7% (495th of 1015)

more Based on 16,481 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 WD3200BEKT-24PVM, WDC WD32 00BEKT-75KA9, 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, WDC WD3200BEKT-11F3T0, 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 WD32 00BEKT-75F3T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-00KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22A25T1, WDC WD32 00BEKT-08PVM, WDC WD3200BEKT-75A25T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-22A25T0, 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 WD32 00BEKT-66F3T2, WDC WD3200BEKT-22KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-24KA9T0, WDC WD3200BEKT-08PVM

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 59.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/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 37.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.9 Read 76.9 109
23.8 Write 71.9 104
19.2 Mixed 48 63.1
30.3 SusWrite 64.7 103
48.1% 65.4 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 0.72 0.9
130% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 46 62 48 91 93 MB/s
Read 104
Write 93.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 63
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 88 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 54.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 86.8
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 69
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 73.6
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 46 56 68 74 73 MB/s
Read 77.6
Write 78
Mixed 52
SusWrite 62.5
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 57 69 33 40 74 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 75.8
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 51
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.63 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 47 35 49 39 MB/s
Read 11.3
Write 44.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 32.4
22% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
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