Average Bench: 36.2% (581st of 1010)

more Based on 1,014 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00C8A0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD4000AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD4000AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD4000AAKS-2, WDC WD4000AAKS-32YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD40 00AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD4000AAKS-0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD4000AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD4000AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD40 00AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD40 00AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD4000AAKS-22TMA0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 400GB (2008) averaged 63.7% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 400GB (2008) is 24.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 400GB (2008) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 58.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.1 Read 65 88.8
39.9 Write 61.8 80.2
23.8 Mixed 51.5 76.3
22.6 SusWrite 58.2 80.8
43.8% 59.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.57 0.72
1.07 4K Write 1.98 2.5
0.24 4K Mixed 0.49 1
114% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 70
Write 66.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 68.7
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 70 70 71 72 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 63.5
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 70.1
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 54 53 54 54 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 71.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 53.6
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
364GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 31 34 34 34 33 MB/s
Read 62
Write 60.8
Mixed 46
SusWrite 33.4
38% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 43 43 42 42 MB/s
Read 44.5
Write 42
Mixed 35.2
SusWrite 42.3
30% 41 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,067,345 HDDs tested.

Typical Blue 400GB (2008) Builds (Compare 26,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $557

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