Average Bench: 39.7% (509th of 984)

more Based on 2,184 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-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 60.3% 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 1.84MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 24.3%. 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 67.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,184 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 70.2 89.8
43.3 Write 67.7 88
24.9 Mixed 58.9 82.9
49.2% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.51 0.67
0.89 4K Write 1.84 2.34
0.21 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
94.9% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
234GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.1
Write 85
Mixed 84
64% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.94 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.2
Write 72
Mixed 59.1
54% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.42
117% 1.12 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.9
Write 76.1
Mixed 76.5
58% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.41
102% 0.92 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 75.5
Write 77.5
Mixed 35.4
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.36
109% 1.1 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.9
Write 62.1
Mixed 62.4
47% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.45
101% 0.88 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 47.6
Write 54
Mixed 53.7
39% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.38
97% 0.93 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 53.2
Write 41.4
Mixed 21.8
29% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.39
98% 0.91 MB/s
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $676

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