Average Bench: 43.9% (433rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,091 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200BEKX-00B7WT0, WDC WD32 00BEKX-60B7W, WDC WD32 00BEKX-75B7WT, 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 56.0% 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 0.7MB/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 36.6%. 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 52.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.5 Read 84.1 108
27.1 Write 78.2 104
22.5 Mixed 52.9 67.9
31.7 SusWrite 68.8 104
52.3% 71 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.54 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%
282GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 100 102 100 101 MB/s
Read 105
Write 94
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 101
67% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 97 99 97 100 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 89.8
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 97.6
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 92 92 93 94 93 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 75.3
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 92.2
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 86 88 92 90 96 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 73.8
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 88.1
51% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 41 33 43 72 MB/s
Read 81.4
Write 82.9
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 46.9
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 37 33 37 31 63 MB/s
Read 84.9
Write 78.2
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 39.5
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 30 42 30 27 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 1
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 40.5
28% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 320GB (2013) Builds (Compare 5,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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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