WD WD5000AAJS

Blue 500GB (2007)

User Benchmarks

Real World Speed: 49.7% - Rank 440th / 808

Based on 49 User Benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA0

Below average UBM speed

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 50.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result, and indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Below average consistency

The range of scores (best-worst) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

UBM Speed

based on 49 samples ?
Min Avg Max
35.1 Read 67.3 115
42.1 Write 64.3 107
22.6 Mixed 53.3 108
46.1% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.52 0.71
0.67 4K Write 1.95 2.71
0.2 4K Mixed 0.35 0.52
97.1% 0.94 MB/s
Individual User Results Speed? Sequential? Random 4k? Deep queue 4k?
A 100% score indicates speeds that match the ten highest user rated HDDs.
USA-User, 14 Sep '14
423GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.2
Write 82.6
Mixed 78.3
62% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.67 MB/s
USA-User, 11 Aug '14
353GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.1
Write 73.6
Mixed 72.5
56% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.43
118% 1.13 MB/s
FRA-User, 27 Jul '14
257GB free
Firmware: 12.0
4KALIGNED
Read 75
Write 72.7
Mixed 63.8
53% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.39
98% 0.93 MB/s
SWE-User, 27 Aug '14
199GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.1
Write 68.4
Mixed 36.4
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.26
86% 0.91 MB/s
USA-User, 30 Aug '14
139GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 56.5
Write 73.8
Mixed 45.5
44% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.35
93% 0.94 MB/s
USA-User, 05 Aug '14
77GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.9
Write 52.3
Mixed 68.8
48% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.34
92% 0.9 MB/s
RUS-User, 27 Aug '14
352GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.3
Write 60.5
Mixed 35.2
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.2
58% 0.6 MB/s
USA-User, 19 Aug '14
377GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.2
Write 56.3
Mixed 33.1
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.31
90% 0.87 MB/s
SWE-User, 16 Aug '14
28GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 56.2
Write 49.2
Mixed 52.6
40% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.33
102% 1.03 MB/s

808 Drives Compared

Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

Hard Drive User Rankings Chart

September 2014 HDD Rankings

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. Vote to share your opinion. [HDrivePro]

Group Test Results

How Fast Is Your HDD?

Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our free PC speed test tool. UserBenchMark will compare the strengths and weaknesses of each component in your PC to the ten most popular components in its class.

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM)
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - Drive benchmarks include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - CPU benchmarks include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU benchmarks include: DX9 and DX10 3D performance.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
  • - See speed test results from other users
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class
  • - Share your opinion by voting

Frequently Asked Questions

Best User Rated

Share this page Share with friends on Facebook Share with followers on Twitter Share with followers on Google+
The Best.
USBSSDCPUHDDGPU
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GBSamsung 840 Evo 250GBAMD FX-8350WD Black 1TB (2013)AMD R9 280X
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GBCrucial M550 256GBIntel Core i5-2500KSeagate Desktop SSHD 1TBNvidia GTX 770
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GBSamsung 840 Pro 256GBAMD FX-6300WD VelociRaptor 1TBAMD R9 270X
Benchmark your PC
About | Contact | Privacy
Back to Top