Average Bench: 38% - 484th / 919

more Based on 249 User Benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, 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 WD50 00AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, 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 1.92MB/s

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 249 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.3 Read 67.8 87.6
43.2 Write 64.2 84.8
23.2 Mixed 55.9 82.2
46.9% 62.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.5 0.69
0.93 4K Write 1.92 2.43
0.22 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
95% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
USA-User, 04 Aug '15
62GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.2
Write 83.2
Mixed 71.4
59% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.4
100% 0.94 MB/s
FIN-User, 31 Jul '15
344GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.7
Write 71
Mixed 77.4
58% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.44
106% 0.96 MB/s
FIN-User, 31 Jul '15
16GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.3
Write 71.5
Mixed 52.6
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.43
114% 1.1 MB/s
BRA-User, 04 Aug '15
164GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.6
Write 70.2
Mixed 33.7
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.38
104% 0.99 MB/s
DNK-User, 29 Jul '15
136GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70
Write 70.4
Mixed 35.3
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.4
110% 1.05 MB/s
USA-User, 01 Aug '15
55GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.1
Write 67.5
Mixed 55.7
48% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.33
94% 0.96 MB/s
USA-User, 03 Aug '15
39GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 69.2
Write 63.1
Mixed 54.3
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 0.87 MB/s
USA-User, 01 Aug '15
216GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.8
Write 62.3
Mixed 36.4
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.32
93% 0.94 MB/s
USA-User, 01 Aug '15
101GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.5
Write 47.9
Mixed 49.9
41% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.84 MB/s

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