Average Bench: 40.7% (491st of 1015)

more Based on 3,422 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 59.2% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.43MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) is 41.6%. 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 49.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.7 Read 78.5 106
10 Write 70.6 101
16.1 Mixed 49.6 67.5
17.3 SusWrite 63.3 102
48.2% 65.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.43 2.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
124% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
253GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 101 106 105 105 MB/s
Read 105
Write 99.5
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 104
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 104 105 105 104 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.6
Mixed 69
SusWrite 104
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 63 71 92 90 86 MB/s
Read 106
Write 94.6
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 76.8
63% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 83 85 76 55 86 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 95.3
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 78.1
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 58 100 85 97 MB/s
Read 81.2
Write 74
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 75.1
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 29 37 60 42 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 81.3
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 40.3
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
156% 0.97 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 72 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 59.1
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 71.2
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 41 41 31 34 38 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 78.9
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 38.2
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 0.5 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 50 53 48 47 57 MB/s
Read 56.8
Write 38.9
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 48.9
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) Builds (Compare 2,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $29

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