Average Bench: 42.7% (458th of 1015)

more Based on 3,177 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 WD32 00BEKX-22B7W, 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, WDC WD32 00BEKX-66B7WT0

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) averaged 57.2% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) is 39.9%. 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 51.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.6 Read 82.4 109
22.9 Write 76.8 104
19.1 Mixed 51.9 68.5
28.3 SusWrite 66.3 103
51.1% 69.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.47 2.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
126% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 101 102 105 101 MB/s
Read 110
Write 97.6
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 102
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 95 94 96 93 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97.2
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 94.3
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 90 92 85 71 66 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 97.7
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 79.8
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 44 34 49 76 93 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 80.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 60.2
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 41 43 55 66 44 MB/s
Read 104
Write 97.7
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 47.4
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 64 64 MB/s
Read 60
Write 62
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 63.1
43% 58.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 24 30 30 28 31 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 34.6
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 28.3
36% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 43 68 70 72 75 MB/s
Read 53.1
Write 55.8
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 60.1
34% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) Builds (Compare 2,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $26

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