Average Bench: 39.5% (516th of 984)

more Based on 2,393 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 WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, 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 WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA0, 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-32TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, 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 60.4% 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 1.83MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 23.8%. 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 Write Speed 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,393 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 Read 69.9 89.4
44.5 Write 67.6 86.6
24.7 Mixed 59.2 83.3
49.2% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.51 0.67
0.87 4K Write 1.83 2.33
0.2 4K Mixed 0.35 0.47
94.3% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.6
Write 78.2
Mixed 72.4
59% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.44
107% 0.96 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.8
Write 73.8
Mixed 43.5
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.45
110% 1.07 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.7
Write 72.7
Mixed 21.3
39% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.26
80% 0.86 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.7
Write 58.1
Mixed 27.2
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.34
99% 0.96 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.1
Write 58.1
Mixed 29.9
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.42
94% 0.85 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 39.4
Write 49.2
Mixed 36.4
31% 41.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.31
86% 0.87 MB/s
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop 58%
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Workstation 24%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $382

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