Average Bench: 29.3% (762nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,868 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, 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 70.7% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB is just 19.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 52.4 63.3
21.6 Write 51 63.4
23.5 Mixed 41 49
24.6 SusWrite 49 62.9
35.8% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.98 2.4
0.6 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%
262GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 61
Write 60.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 59.9
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
165% 1.1 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 58 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 60.7
Write 61.2
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 56.9
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 55 55 54 55 54 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 59
Mixed 42
SusWrite 54.3
40% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 52 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 52.7
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 52.5
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,245 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB Builds (Compare 4,412 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $802

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