Average Bench: 51.7% (308th of 1010)

more Based on 109,005 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA0, WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-0086U, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ER, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-00LCA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA, WD5000AAKX-22ERMAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-42R6B0, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERM, WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERM, WDC WD50 00AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WD5000AA KX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA, WD5000AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-0086UA0, WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WD5000AA KX-001CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-3, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-2, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-1, WDC WD5000AAKX-0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-7, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-6, WD5000AAKX-60U6, WD5000AAKX-75UBAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERM, WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA0, WD5000AAKX-75U6, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD50 00AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-55U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-75ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-009FA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA1

Average average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2010) averaged 48.3% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.59MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 48.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 109,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.4 Read 94.9 126
27 Write 92.3 122
20.9 Mixed 59.4 75.3
32.2 SusWrite 85.1 122
61% 82.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.59 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.77 1
139% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 119 119 118 118 MB/s
Read 119
Write 115
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 118
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 110 112 113 113 MB/s
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 112
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 95 97 96 97 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 96.7
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 95.8
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 58 66 62 80 96 MB/s
Read 104
Write 110
Mixed 68
SusWrite 72.7
66% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 71 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 71.4
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 56 84 83 85 83 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 102
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 77.5
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 59 54 67 83 93 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 102
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 67.2
59% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 69 55 60 88 95 MB/s
Read 71
Write 75.5
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 74.1
48% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 35 52 51 55 59 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 81.8
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 48.7
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 24,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $383

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 Comments

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Good

7 months ago.

It's a good HDD for everyday use. I haven't had any problems with it for the 3 years I have had it. Not so expensive eather.


Average

9 months ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


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