Average Bench: 33.8% (631st of 1015)

more Based on 7,681 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6400BPVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-24HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-16HXZT3, WDC WD6400BPVT-24HXZT3, 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-3, WDC WD6400BPVT-2, WDC WD6400BPVT-60HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-24HXZ, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT0, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD6400BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD64 00BPVT-55HXZ, 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 66.1% 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 0.55MB/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 31.4%. 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 40.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,681 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 64 85.7
22.4 Write 60.6 84
15.3 Mixed 40.5 53.6
21 SusWrite 53.7 83.3
40.3% 54.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.27 1.7
0.1 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
101% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
595GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 85 84 85 85 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 81.2
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 84.1
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 59 59 59 59 MB/s
Read 55
Write 55.7
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 58.9
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
560GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 39 29 37 36 41 MB/s
Read 38.1
Write 40.8
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 37.8
26% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.47 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 25 47 44 46 30 MB/s
Read 22.8
Write 30.3
Mixed 20
SusWrite 34.7
20% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010) Builds (Compare 7,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $285

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