Average Bench: 33.5% (644th of 1014)

more Based on 3,311 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

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) averaged 66.4% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,311 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.1 Read 63.3 85.4
14 Write 58.9 83
10.2 Mixed 35.1 50
16.4 SusWrite 53.3 81.4
38.7% 52.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.29 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
102% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
355GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 81 79 79 79 80 MB/s
Read 76
Write 76.5
Mixed 50
SusWrite 79.3
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 69 72 74 70 74 MB/s
Read 81
Write 80.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 72.1
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 73 71 73 74 69 MB/s
Read 76
Write 74.9
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 71.7
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 63 65 63 62 63 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 59
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 62.3
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 45 37 37 46 40 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 68.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 39.9
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 47 48 49 53 MB/s
Read 50
Write 52
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 49.7
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 40 37 43 57 71 MB/s
Read 51
Write 72.2
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 48.5
36% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 40 44 45 40 36 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 40.7
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 38.4
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009) Builds (Compare 2,018 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: Acer Aspire 5742G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $61

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