Average Bench: 38.9% - 510th / 963

more Based on 742 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-19YFA0, 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 61.1% 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

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 24.6%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 55.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 742 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.2 Read 69.1 90.1
43.1 Write 65.9 86.6
23.4 Mixed 55.8 82.5
47.7% 63.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.52 0.69
1.06 4K Write 1.9 2.42
0.22 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
96.3% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.9
Write 87.4
Mixed 31.2
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.44
118% 1.11 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.9
Write 84.4
Mixed 31
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.43
116% 1.08 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.2
Write 83.3
Mixed 30.8
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.45
120% 1.19 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.9
Write 69.8
Mixed 68.9
53% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.43
108% 0.97 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 65.7
Write 62.8
Mixed 66.3
49% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.4
95% 0.86 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.8
Write 64.7
Mixed 31.1
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.39
100% 0.96 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.4
Write 59.4
Mixed 55.1
46% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.31
91% 0.89 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.4
Write 65
Mixed 36.8
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.36
106% 1.04 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55
Write 55.5
Mixed 53.6
41% 54.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.27
72% 0.71 MB/s

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Desktop 56%
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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $584

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