Average Bench: 34.5% (607th of 1015)

Based on 376 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3201ABYS-01B9A0, WDC WD3201ABYS-0, WDC WD3201ABYS-01B9A, WDC WD32 01ABYS-01B9A, WDC WD32 01ABYS-01B9A0

Poor average bench

The WD WD3201ABYS-01B9A0 320GB averaged 65.4% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3201ABYS-01B9A0 320GB is 23.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD3201ABYS-01B9A0 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 376 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.1 Read 61.8 77
37.7 Write 61 75.4
25.1 Mixed 48.7 72
20.5 SusWrite 54.2 73.8
41.8% 56.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.61 0.75
0.8 4K Write 2.02 2.45
0.26 4K Mixed 0.61 1
131% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 73 75 74 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 72.5
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 73.5
51% 69 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 73 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 69
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 72.2
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 58 59 59 58 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 56.2
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 58.3
41% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 64 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 47.2
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 65.4
37% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.13 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 31.6
Write 29.6
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 60.4
28% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 19 4.2 12 30 13 MB/s
Read 17.3
Write 0.2
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 17.8
11% 14 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 0.37 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,651,430 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3201ABYS-01B9A0 320GB Builds (Compare 6,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $344

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