Average Bench: 39.6% (513th of 983)

more Based on 1,836 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA, 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-19A8B0, 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-19A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 60.3% 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 0.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.86MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 23.7%. 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 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,836 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Read 70.2 89.6
44.6 Write 67.6 86.8
26.6 Mixed 59.1 82.6
49.2% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.52 0.68
1.1 4K Write 1.86 2.31
0.24 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
96.2% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.6
Write 81.4
Mixed 75.3
60% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.39
113% 1.12 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81
Write 66.7
Mixed 61.3
52% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.42
103% 0.97 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED
Read 69
Write 67
Mixed 67
51% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.19
46% 0.42 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.1
Write 65.6
Mixed 70.1
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.36
103% 1.02 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.7
Write 61.2
Mixed 67
48% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.41
100% 0.94 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.9
Write 56.6
Mixed 60.5
44% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.34
100% 0.98 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58.4
Write 55.1
Mixed 60.1
44% 57.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.2
48% 0.39 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 45
Write 45.6
Mixed 22.7
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.31
97% 0.98 MB/s
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation 25%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $728

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