Average Bench: 33.9% (622nd of 1014)

more Based on 4,447 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-8, WDC WD6400BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-80A0RT1, WDC WD64 00BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-80A0RT1, WDC WD6400BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-75A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD64 00BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-16A0R, WDC WD64 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-16A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-2, WDC WD64 00BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD64 00BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD6400BEVT-0, WDC WD6400BEVT-24A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD6400BEVT-6, WDC WD6400BEVT-55A0RT0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) averaged 66.0% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) is 34.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.2 Read 62.8 86.4
14.4 Write 58.7 82.3
13 Mixed 36.3 50.2
17.1 SusWrite 55.2 81.6
39.1% 53.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.3 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
101% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 88 88 83 90 89 MB/s
Read 81
Write 85.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 85.1
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.3
79% 0.8 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 69 73 76 71 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 80.2
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 72.1
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 83 81 78 83 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 68.2
Mixed 45
SusWrite 79.9
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 54 60 60 59 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 53.5
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 57.7
37% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.67 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 24 43 74 73 71 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 47.9
Mixed 31.6
SusWrite 55.5
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 50 50 55 52 49 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 50.5
Mixed 18.4
SusWrite 49.7
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
44% 0.37 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 34 39 40 42 46 MB/s
Read 39.3
Write 46.2
Mixed 20.9
SusWrite 40.9
27% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.6 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 41%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $29

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