Average Bench: 34% (638th of 1015)

more Based on 6,564 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400BPVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-24HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-16HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-16HXZT2, WDC WD6400BPVT-16HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-8, WDC WD64 00BPVT-35HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-5, WDC WD6400BPVT-7, WDC WD6400BPVT-6, WDC WD6400BPVT-2, WDC WD6400BPVT-60HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-24HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-22HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-22HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-16HXZ, WD6400BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-60HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1, WD6400BPVT-55HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-55HXZT2, WDC WD6400BPVT-55HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-55HXZT2, WDC WD6400BPVT-60HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-55HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-60HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-60HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-75HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-35HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-75HXZ, WDC WD64 00BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD6400BPVT-55HXZ, WDC WD64 00BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-26HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-80HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-26HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-26HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZ, WDC WD64 00BPVT-75HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-22HXZ, WDC WD64 00BPVT-75HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD64 00BPVT-24HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-35HXZ, WDC WD64 00BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-75HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-75HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-80HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZ

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010) averaged 65.9% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010) is 30.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.9 Read 64.1 85.9
24.7 Write 61.9 84.6
16.3 Mixed 40.4 53.7
24.5 SusWrite 54.3 83
40.6% 55.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.27 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
100% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
552GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 78 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 71
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 78.8
51% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
526GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 76 76 73 72 MB/s
Read 72.9
Write 71.7
Mixed 53
SusWrite 74.3
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.77 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 72 70 67 74 MB/s
Read 73
Write 59.5
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 71.5
46% 63 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 56 42 64 63 72 MB/s
Read 59
Write 70
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 57.9
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
556GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 43 44 43 43 46 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 58.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 40.4
32% 43.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 36 36 19 37 43 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 51.2
Mixed 39
SusWrite 33.7
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
109% 0.63 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 57 56 62 57 63 MB/s
Read 11.7
Write 62.6
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 59.8
28% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010) Builds (Compare 5,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $260

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