Average Bench: 57.8% (212th of 984)

more Based on 62,473 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-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 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, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA0, 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 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 WD5000AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, 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-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 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, 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 42.2% 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 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Read 103 123
67.3 Write 98.8 120
19.3 Mixed 79.9 117
70.2% 93.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 0.48 0.71
0.53 4K Write 1.49 1.94
0.13 4K Mixed 0.33 0.47
83.7% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
390GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 126
Write 117
Mixed 113
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.34
99% 0.94 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 117
Mixed 114
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.35
94% 0.88 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 19.1
59% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.94 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 82
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.28
87% 0.89 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 110
Mixed 101
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.86 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 74.1
Mixed 29.5
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.4
108% 0.99 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.9
Write 66
Mixed 31.5
41% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.29
66% 0.58 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.9
Write 66.4
Mixed 65.4
50% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.08
57% 0.7 MB/s
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Desktop 59%
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