Average Bench: 39.5% (547th of 1010)

more Based on 3,350 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 WD50 00AAJS-55A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-98TKA, 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 WD5000AAJS-00A8X0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57TKA, 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 WD50 00AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57TKA0, 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 60.5% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.85MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 23.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.3 Read 70 91.3
46.5 Write 67.9 88.1
26.2 Mixed 57.4 83.5
30 SusWrite 60.2 83.1
47.3% 63.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.79 4K Write 1.85 2.38
0.22 4K Mixed 0.42 0.9
103% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 72 66 86 81 76 MB/s
Read 85
Write 87.5
Mixed 57
SusWrite 76.9
56% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 77 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 68.2
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 76.5
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 75 75 73 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 62.4
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 73.7
46% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 88 91 89 88 MB/s
Read 45.2
Write 44
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 88.7
39% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 12.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 48 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 76
Write 75.9
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 48.8
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 62 63 63 64 64 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 62.1
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 62.1
43% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 64 63 62 64 MB/s
Read 44.4
Write 40.2
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 63
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.3 8.4 7.1 7.7 4.8 10 MB/s
Read 11.5
Write 11.8
Mixed 11
SusWrite 7.7
8% 10.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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