Average Bench: 29.3% (754th of 1015)

more Based on 2,251 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 70.7% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.91MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB is 24.1%. 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 40.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,251 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 Read 51.9 63.6
17.3 Write 50.7 63.3
16.7 Mixed 40.3 49
17.7 SusWrite 49.6 63
35.6% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.91 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
158% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 56 57 57 55 55 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 54.2
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 55.3
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.3 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 46 50 55 58 56 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 55.8
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 49.6
40% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 55 56 57 56 56 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 55.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 53.4
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.67 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 21.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 58 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 53.3
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 57.6
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 54 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 52.7
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 54.6
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 53 54 52 52 53 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 48.7
Mixed 42
SusWrite 52.2
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.23 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 34 33 34 34 35 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 41.4
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 33
28% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.8 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 21.00M21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 0 0 53 55 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 56
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 18
32% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical WD3200KS-00PFB0 320GB Builds (Compare 47,429 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $480

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