Average Bench: 38.5% - 494th / 940

more Based on 464 User Benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA, 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-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0

Poor effective speed

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 61.5% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.91MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 56.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 464 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 Read 68.5 90.4
43 Write 65.2 85.8
23.9 Mixed 56.1 82.3
47.5% 63.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.51 0.69
0.9 4K Write 1.91 2.46
0.22 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
95.8% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
ARG-User, 06 Feb '16
466GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.5
Write 83.1
Mixed 89.7
67% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.44
113% 1.03 MB/s
GRC-User, 07 Feb '16
307GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77
Write 80.4
Mixed 29
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.4
116% 1.14 MB/s
USA-User, 06 Feb '16
427GB free
Firmware: 12.0
4KALIGNED
Read 77.9
Write 70.3
Mixed 72.7
56% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.43
120% 1.19 MB/s
HUN-User, 06 Feb '16
73GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.1
Write 66.8
Mixed 72
53% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.29
88% 0.91 MB/s
MKD-User, 06 Feb '16
324GB free
Firmware: 12.01C03 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 68.8
Write 61.9
Mixed 21.8
37% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.34
98% 0.99 MB/s
DEU-User, 04 Feb '16
80GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.3
Write 59.3
Mixed 56.9
46% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.25
68% 0.64 MB/s
NLD-User, 04 Feb '16
136GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.1
Write 50
Mixed 34.2
36% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.36
81% 0.8 MB/s
CAN-User, 06 Feb '16
101GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 52.9
Write 54.4
Mixed 33
35% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.32
84% 0.72 MB/s
DEU-User, 07 Feb '16
160GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.6
Write 1.33
Mixed 2.71
15% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.88 MB/s

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