Average Bench: 38.7% - 493rd / 940

more Based on 609 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-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 effective speed

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 61.3% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 58.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 609 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.5 Read 68.8 90.2
43.2 Write 65.7 86.2
23.5 Mixed 55.9 82.3
47.5% 63.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.51 0.69
1 4K Write 1.9 2.44
0.22 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
95.9% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
GRC-User, 25 Apr '16
588GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80
Write 71.6
Mixed 68.1
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.35
100% 0.97 MB/s
DEU-User, 25 Apr '16
409GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.8
Write 76.3
Mixed 32.4
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.35
101% 0.99 MB/s
USA-User, 30 Apr '16
55GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.7
Write 67.4
Mixed 55.7
47% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.24
76% 0.79 MB/s
USA-User, 29 Apr '16
96GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67
Write 66.8
Mixed 72.5
52% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.33
90% 0.89 MB/s
ZAF-User, 26 Apr '16
89GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.5
Write 65.7
Mixed 27.9
38% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.42
112% 1.01 MB/s
FRA-User, 25 Apr '16
296GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.8
Write 52.7
Mixed 64.4
46% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.38
97% 0.94 MB/s
ITA-User, 26 Apr '16
148GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58.5
Write 50.6
Mixed 39.3
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.3
89% 0.92 MB/s
RUS-User, 27 Apr '16
126GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 41
Write 55.6
Mixed 56.7
39% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.26
73% 0.65 MB/s
USA-User, 26 Apr '16
383GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 39.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 25.3
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.27
75% 0.65 MB/s

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