Average Bench: 38% (538th of 1015)

more Based on 6,096 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-00V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V80T0, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0TT3, WDC WD32 00LPVX-80V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD32 00LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD3200LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD32 00LPVX-16V0TT3, WDC WD32 00LPVX-08V0TT2, WDC WD32 00LPVX-60V0T, 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, WD3200LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-1, WDC WD3200LPVX-16V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-2, WDC WD3200LPVX-75V0T, WDC WD32 00LPVX-80V0T, WDC WD3200LPVX-6, WDC WD3200LPVX-7, WDC WD32 00LPVX-00V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V0T, WDC WD32 00LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD3200LPVX-16VOTTO, WDC WD3200LPVX-22V0TTO, WDC WD32 00LPVX-08V0T, 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 61.9% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 62MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,096 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 Read 70.3 96.6
19.5 Write 67.7 95.3
19 Mixed 41.7 54.2
26.9 SusWrite 62 93.2
44.4% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.6 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
120% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 77 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 94.6
Write 97.7
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 77.3
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 76 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 77.5
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 75
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 74 73 73 74 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 50.8
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 73.2
44% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 61 61 62 61 MB/s
Read 64.9
Write 57.1
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 61.4
42% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
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