Average Bench: 29.1% (763rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,020 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-00PFX0, WDC WD32 00KS-75PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-75PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-22PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-75P, WDC WD32 00KS-00PFX0, WDC WD3200KS-00P, WDC WD32 00KS-00PFB0

Very poor average bench

The WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB averaged 70.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.96MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,020 samples)
Min Avg Max
30 Read 52.2 63
18 Write 50 63
22.2 Mixed 40.7 48.8
21.6 SusWrite 48.8 62.9
35.4% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.94 4K Write 1.96 2.4
0.55 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
162% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 65 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 47.8
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 64.3
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.23 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 01.00C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 41 41 40 40 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 41.5
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 40.7
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB Builds (Compare 4,990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 51%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $757

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