Average Bench: 39.8% - 510th / 979

more Based on 1,399 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA, 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-55A8B, 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 60.1% 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 0.36MB/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 Write Speed 67.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Read 70.6 90.3
44.4 Write 67.8 86.7
25.9 Mixed 58.9 83.9
49.3% 65.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.68
1.03 4K Write 1.89 2.36
0.22 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
97.4% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81
Write 80.3
Mixed 77.1
60% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.44
115% 1.07 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.1
Write 74.4
Mixed 79.7
58% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.41
107% 1 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.3
Write 64.1
Mixed 32.2
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.9 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.3
Write 65.4
Mixed 35.1
40% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.33
91% 0.88 MB/s

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