Average Bench: 29.2% (768th of 1015)

more Based on 1,762 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, WDC WD32 00KS-75PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-75PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-22PFB0, WDC WD3200KS-75P, 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.97MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB is just 19.5%. 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 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,762 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 52.2 63.6
23.5 Write 50.6 63.4
23.6 Mixed 40.9 49
24.5 SusWrite 48.9 63
35.6% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.97 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 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%
66GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 62 63 63 64 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 54.9
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 62.8
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 58 57 57 58 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 53
Mixed 46
SusWrite 57.1
39% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 50.8
Write 53.5
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 57.6
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.23 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 39 41 41 36 42 MB/s
Read 50.5
Write 37.3
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 38.4
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.27 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 38 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 18
Write 40.5
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 39.8
22% 30.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
142% 0.8 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.6 2.5 2 2.6 2.4 2.4 MB/s
Read 38.3
Write 3
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 2.4
11% 14.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
167% 1.17 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.5 2.5 2.1 2.6 2.4 2.5 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 3
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 2.4
11% 14.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
162% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB Builds (Compare 4,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $803

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