Average Bench: 39.4% (514th of 979)

more Based on 1,657 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA, 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-19A8B0, 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-19A8B, 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 23%. 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 67.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Read 69.7 88.8
44.2 Write 67.2 85.9
26 Mixed 58.8 82.7
48.9% 65.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.52 0.68
1.26 4K Write 1.89 2.35
0.24 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
97.2% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.6
Write 89.7
Mixed 79.4
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.4
103% 0.91 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.4
Write 79
Mixed 28.3
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.47
130% 1.25 MB/s
458GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.4
Write 77
Mixed 28.1
45% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.43
116% 1.1 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 79.3
Write 66.5
Mixed 68.5
54% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.35
91% 0.85 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.2
Write 73.3
Mixed 70.3
52% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.36
92% 0.9 MB/s
313GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.8
Write 61.8
Mixed 66
50% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.92 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 66.4
Write 50.7
Mixed 55.5
43% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.01
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 0.21
30% 0.18 MB/s
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