Average Bench: 38.2% (542nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,916 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-00V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0TT3, WDC WD3200LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD32 00LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD3200LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-00V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-0, WDC WD3200LPVX-80V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-80V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-08V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-00V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-22V0T, WD3200LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-2, WDC WD3200LPVX-75V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-7, WDC WD32 00LPVX-00V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V0T, WDC WD32 00LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V0TTO, WDC WD32 00LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-16V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-08V0TT2, WDC WD32 00LPVX-75V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-60V0T

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 320GB averaged 61.8% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.59MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.7 Read 71.9 97.5
19.7 Write 69.5 96.8
16.2 Mixed 40.9 54.2
27.9 SusWrite 60.9 94.2
44.6% 60.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.59 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
119% 0.88 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: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 73 78 87 90 89 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 91.5
Mixed 54.9
SusWrite 77.6
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 79.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 79.2
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 77 76 76 77 77 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 34.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 71.2
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 27 49 49 61 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 60.9
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 49.2
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.33 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 44 28 47 56 60 MB/s
Read 66.9
Write 62.2
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 48.4
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.23 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 59 54 53 56 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 10.5
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 50.8
20% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.5
65% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 320GB Builds (Compare 3,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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System: Dell Latitude E5440

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

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