Average Bench: 40.6% (502nd of 1015)

more Based on 13,197 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-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, 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 WD3200BEKT-22KA9, WDC WD3200BEKT-08PVM

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) averaged 59.3% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) is 38.4%. 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 48.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,197 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.8 Read 77.5 111
27.1 Write 73.5 106
20.2 Mixed 48.9 63.3
27.9 SusWrite 63.8 104
48.6% 65.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.53 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
132% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 96 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 95.1
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 94 84 73 89 86 MB/s
Read 99.1
Write 80.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 82.1
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 85 87 87 86 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 82.5
Mixed 55
SusWrite 85.8
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 70 67 68 69 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 75
Mixed 48
SusWrite 67.1
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 64 61 68 83 77 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 90.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 64.7
51% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 65
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 74.9
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 27 35 43 48 51 MB/s
Read 56
Write 60.3
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 40.7
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.43 MB/s
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