Average Bench: 38.7% - 513th / 962

more Based on 690 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 average bench

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 1.89MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 59%. 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 55.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 690 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.7 Read 68.8 90
42.9 Write 65.6 86.4
23.4 Mixed 55.7 82.5
47.5% 63.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.52 0.69
0.95 4K Write 1.89 2.41
0.21 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
95.8% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
USA-User, 22 Jun '16
363GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.7
Write 75.8
Mixed 71.7
55% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.27
94% 0.99 MB/s
USA-User, 19 Jun '16
46GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.3
Write 69.6
Mixed 74.2
56% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.35
108% 1.09 MB/s
USA-User, 18 Jun '16
466GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.9
Write 65.5
Mixed 69.4
53% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.37
108% 1.05 MB/s
USA-User, 23 Jun '16
407GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 65.5
Write 72.6
Mixed 14.8
37% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.98 MB/s
BEL-User, 20 Jun '16
444GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.1
Write 72.3
Mixed 71.9
52% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.38
102% 0.94 MB/s
CAN-User, 23 Jun '16
341GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.9
Write 60.5
Mixed 52.1
44% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.38
95% 0.92 MB/s
CAN-User, 18 Jun '16
342GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.9
Write 57
Mixed 49.5
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.31
69% 0.55 MB/s
CAN-User, 18 Jun '16
344GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 54.1
Write 57.8
Mixed 53
41% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.27
62% 0.51 MB/s
DEU-User, 19 Jun '16
32GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 44.5
Write 42.6
Mixed 44.7
33% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.31
96% 0.96 MB/s

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Desktop 57%
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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $581

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