Average Bench: 41.5% (479th of 1015)

more Based on 18,444 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-22A23T0, 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 58.4% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) is 40.2%. 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 48.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,444 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.9 Read 78.3 110
27.5 Write 72.8 106
19.7 Mixed 48.7 63.7
28.1 SusWrite 66.3 108
49% 66.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.5 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.71 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%
117GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 105 104 105 106 MB/s
Read 110
Write 100
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 104
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
164% 1.03 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 77 57 83 78 94 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 63.1
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 75.9
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 30 26 37 29 23 MB/s
Read 50.5
Write 55.5
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 28
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 320GB (2010) Builds (Compare 2,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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