Average Bench: 39.4% - 498th / 965

more Based on 1,050 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-1, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 60.5% 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 0.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.89MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 24.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.3 Read 70 90
44.2 Write 67.1 86.7
24.5 Mixed 57.2 83.9
48.5% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.53 0.69
1.05 4K Write 1.89 2.36
0.22 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
97.1% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
313GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.5
Write 79.6
Mixed 85.1
63% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.42
102% 0.88 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.8
Write 78.7
Mixed 76.1
59% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.44
110% 1.04 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.1
Write 76.7
Mixed 76.2
58% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.68 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.3
Write 75.6
Mixed 74.8
58% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.3
97% 1.01 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.8
Write 74.5
Mixed 77.9
54% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.95 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 42.6
Write 49
Mixed 44
34% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.33
92% 0.88 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 38.3
Write 37.9
Mixed 39.1
29% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.91 MB/s

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