Average Bench: 30.1% (729th of 1015)

more Based on 2,662 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

Poor average bench

The WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB averaged 69.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.99MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB is just 19.1%. 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 41.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.5 Read 53.7 63.8
26.3 Write 52.2 63.5
25.6 Mixed 41.5 49.2
23.4 SusWrite 50.8 63.1
36.6% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.99 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
161% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 62 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 62
Write 62
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 61.2
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 57 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 60.5
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 58.5
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 55 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 58.4
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 56
42% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 21.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 57 58 58 59 60 MB/s
Read 58.1
Write 56.9
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 57.7
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 56.1
Write 57.7
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 57.5
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.3 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 17 9.2 12 15 20 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 55.9
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 17.5
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,655,745 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB Builds (Compare 63,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $552

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