Average Bench: 39% - 505th / 963

more Based on 796 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 61.0% 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.

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 24.8%. 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 55.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 796 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Read 69.3 90.3
43.2 Write 66.3 86.9
23.7 Mixed 55.8 81.8
47.8% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.52 0.69
1 4K Write 1.89 2.39
0.22 4K Mixed 0.36 0.46
96.3% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.8
Write 81.9
Mixed 88
64% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.3
79% 0.72 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED
Read 84.4
Write 77.5
Mixed 78.9
60% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.43
104% 0.95 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED
Read 78.6
Write 79.5
Mixed 77.1
59% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.42
106% 0.93 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED
Read 78.1
Write 78
Mixed 76.7
58% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.39
102% 0.96 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.9
Write 72.1
Mixed 59.5
52% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.37
100% 0.97 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.7
Write 68.5
Mixed 69
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.43
110% 0.99 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 64.4
Write 65.6
Mixed 65
49% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.42
4K Mixed 0.14
40% 0.32 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 48.2
Write 52.1
Mixed 24.8
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.82 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 40.6
Write 51.5
Mixed 30.5
30% 40.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.32
86% 0.8 MB/s

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Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $597

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