Average Bench: 38% - 479th / 908

more Based on 201 User Benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0

Poor effective speed

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 62.0% 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.

Poor consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 60.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 201 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.2 Read 67.6 88.7
44.4 Write 64.4 84.4
23 Mixed 55.9 82.8
47% 62.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.5 0.69
0.69 4K Write 1.9 2.43
0.22 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
94.5% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
FIN-User, 13 May '15
342GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 84.6
Write 72.6
Mixed 69.1
57% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.43
112% 1.05 MB/s
ESP-User, 22 May '15
247GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.4
Write 70.4
Mixed 39.3
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.3
86% 0.82 MB/s
USA-User, 23 May '15
256GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.2
Write 67.1
Mixed 68.9
52% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.35
101% 1 MB/s
USA-User, 22 May '15
355GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73
Write 59.5
Mixed 51.2
46% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.28
81% 0.83 MB/s
USA-User, 17 May '15
136GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.7
Write 65.1
Mixed 25.3
38% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.37
97% 0.93 MB/s
USA-User, 06 May '15
130GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.6
Write 61.3
Mixed 56.5
46% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.34
90% 0.88 MB/s
GEO-User, 23 May '15
76GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 54.9
Write 52.1
Mixed 41.8
37% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.38
109% 1.08 MB/s
LVA-User, 23 May '15
294GB free
Firmware: 12.0
4KALIGNED
Read 57
Write 49.2
Mixed 53.3
40% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.43
107% 0.99 MB/s
EGY-User, 23 May '15
153GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 38
Write 45.9
Mixed 42.3
32% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.42
98% 0.9 MB/s
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Desktop 56%
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GAMING
Gaming 38%
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WORKSTATION
Workstation 43%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $501

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