Average Bench: 39.4% - 501st / 966

more Based on 1,246 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, 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-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-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 60.6% 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 24.4%. 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 67.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,246 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.7 Read 69.9 90.2
43.6 Write 67.1 86.6
24.7 Mixed 57.6 83.4
48.6% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.52 0.68
1.03 4K Write 1.89 2.37
0.22 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
96.9% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
284GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.6
Write 82.9
Mixed 79.3
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.35
103% 0.99 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.6
Write 84.2
Mixed 77.7
62% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.89 MB/s
440GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.7
Write 71.2
Mixed 74.3
56% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.43
115% 1.11 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.1
Write 68.9
Mixed 72.6
55% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.46
118% 1.08 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.2
Write 68.9
Mixed 75.5
56% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.4
113% 1.11 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 69.3
Write 72
Mixed 28.8
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.3
86% 0.87 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.1
Write 58.3
Mixed 56.4
45% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.29
75% 0.71 MB/s

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