WD WD5000AAJS

Blue 500GB (2007)

Speed Score: 68.5% - Ranked 263rd / 789

Based on 48 User Benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA0

Almost good UBM score

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 31.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result, and indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Average consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 48.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

UBM Score

based on 48 samples
Min Avg Max
35.1 Read 66.9 115
42.1 Write 63.9 107
22.6 Mixed 52.8 108
43.7% 61.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.52 0.71
0.67 4K Write 1.97 2.71
0.2 4K Mixed 0.35 0.52
93.4% 0.95 MB/s
Individual User Results SPEED Sequential? Random 4k? Deep queue 4k?
A 100% score indicates speeds that match the ten highest user rated HDDs.
USA-User, 11 Aug '14
353GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.1
Write 73.6
Mixed 72.5
53% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.43
113% 1.13 MB/s
NLD-User, 25 Jul '14
374GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.3
Write 73.7
Mixed 72.4
53% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.45
111% 1.11 MB/s
FRA-User, 27 Jul '14
257GB free
Firmware: 12.0
4KALIGNED
Read 75
Write 72.7
Mixed 63.8
50% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.39
91% 0.93 MB/s
SWE-User, 16 Aug '14
28GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 56.2
Write 49.2
Mixed 52.6
38% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.33
101% 1.03 MB/s
USA-User, 05 Aug '14
77GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.9
Write 52.3
Mixed 68.8
46% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.34
88% 0.9 MB/s
USA-User, 30 Aug '14
139GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 56.5
Write 73.8
Mixed 45.5
42% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.35
88% 0.94 MB/s
SWE-User, 27 Aug '14
199GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.1
Write 68.4
Mixed 36.4
44% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.26
86% 0.91 MB/s
USA-User, 19 Aug '14
377GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.2
Write 56.3
Mixed 33.1
35% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.87 MB/s
RUS-User, 27 Aug '14
352GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.3
Write 60.5
Mixed 35.2
38% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.2
56% 0.6 MB/s

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