Average Bench: 39.4% (521st of 1015)

more Based on 15,348 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 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

Poor average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 60.5% 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 0.71MB/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 35.1%. 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 47.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.5 Read 75.2 108
25.2 Write 70.3 103
19.2 Mixed 47.7 62.3
28.2 SusWrite 61.9 101
47% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.5 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
129% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
281GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 113 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 107
Mixed 60
SusWrite 112
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 89.5
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 90.1
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 85 86 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 73.2
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 83.8
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 80 83 82 82 87 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 65
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 83.1
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 61 60 60 53 58 MB/s
Read 59.1
Write 59.7
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 58
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
224GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 33 33 33 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 33
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 33.2
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.6 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 53 50 51 56 59 MB/s
Read 60
Write 45.7
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 53.2
36% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 34 39 64 55 70 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 57.4
Mixed 42.1
SusWrite 50.9
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Desktop 57%
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Workstation 33%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $274

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