Average Bench: 39.3% - 500th / 964

more Based on 889 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-19YFA0, 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 WD5000AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 60.7% 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 24.5%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 56.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 889 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 Read 69.8 90.7
43.6 Write 67 87.1
24.1 Mixed 56.5 82.3
48.2% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.52 0.69
1.04 4K Write 1.89 2.38
0.23 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
96.8% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79
Write 79.4
Mixed 80
60% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.35
106% 1.08 MB/s
351GB free
Firmware: 12.01C03 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.3
Write 79.1
Mixed 28.2
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.31
102% 1.05 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.6
Write 78.1
Mixed 77
59% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.36
102% 0.96 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.9
Write 73.1
Mixed 76.3
57% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.43
108% 1.06 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.3
Write 70.6
Mixed 41.5
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.38
105% 0.97 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: 1C01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 68.2
Write 67.9
Mixed 65.5
51% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.41
111% 1.08 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.6
Write 66.3
Mixed 65.2
50% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.22
61% 0.57 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 69.6
Write 52
Mixed 66.8
48% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.3
90% 0.88 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58.6
Write 58.3
Mixed 24.6
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.26
79% 0.83 MB/s

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Motherboard: Asrock 970 Performance

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $582

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