Average Bench: 39.5% - 497th / 965

more Based on 942 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 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-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 60.4% 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.


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 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 942 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 Read 70.2 90.3
44.6 Write 67.3 87.1
23.9 Mixed 56 82.6
48.3% 64.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.52 0.69
1.04 4K Write 1.89 2.36
0.22 4K Mixed 0.36 0.45
96.6% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 85
Write 81.9
Mixed 74.5
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.32
87% 0.83 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 68.9
Write 67.5
Mixed 64.5
50% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.46
127% 1.23 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 48
Write 81.1
Mixed 53.5
46% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.32
82% 0.78 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 66.4
Write 61.7
Mixed 58.6
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.35
87% 0.86 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 57.3
Mixed 56.8
45% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.33
85% 0.83 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 44.9
Write 45.8
Mixed 48.7
35% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.36
89% 0.83 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,081,074 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $41.5041 mins ago.
Send price feedback
Typical Blue 500GB (2007) Builds (Compare 315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Asrock 970 Performance

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $558

Popular Blue 500GB (2007) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2016 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

965 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-6700K $320Nvidia GTX 970 $235Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
Intel Core i5-6600K $210Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i7-4790K $310AMD RX 480 $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
WD Black 1TB (2013) $69Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $92SanDisk Extreme 64GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $38G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 32GB $21
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $50HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $86SanDisk Extreme 16GB $16
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback