Average Bench: 43.5% (441st of 1015)

more Based on 2,253 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BEKX-00B7WT0, WDC WD32 00BEKX-60B7W, WDC WD32 00BEKX-75B7WT, WDC WD32 00BEKX-22B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-22B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-22B7W, WDC WD32 00BEKX-60B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-7, WDC WD32 00BEKX-75B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-75B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-66B7W, WDC WD32 00BEKX-00B7W, WDC WD3200BEKX-220HBX, WDC WD3200BEKX-0, WDC WD3200BEKX-60B7W, WDC WD3200BEKX-66B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-6, WDC WD32 00BEKX-75B7W, WDC WD3200BEKX-75B7W, WDC WD32 00BEKX-00B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-60B7WT0, WDC WD3200BEKX-00B7W

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) averaged 56.4% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.3 Read 84 108
29.1 Write 77.3 103
22.2 Mixed 52.7 67.6
30.1 SusWrite 67.4 103
51.8% 70.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.49 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
128% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 61 54 85 89 91 MB/s
Read 112
Write 37.6
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 77.4
52% 70 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 74 74 73 72 MB/s
Read 80.9
Write 70.9
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 73.3
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 51 45 52 52 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 84.7
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 46
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
162% 1 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 36 29 28 33 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 54
SusWrite 31.9
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 30 35 36 42 32 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 73.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 36.9
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 22 31 25 33 28 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 45
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 28
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
52% 0.57 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 12 11 15 11 10 MB/s
Read 26.3
Write 37.2
Mixed 17
SusWrite 12.7
17% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
66% 0.43 MB/s
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Desktop 45%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $259

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