SeagateST500DM009
WDWD10EZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,840,450 user samples
6,607 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 41% 30GB free
Poor: 41% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1015
1,833,843 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 311GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.8 % +3% 83 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s +1% 155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 141 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.66 MB/s 1.19 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+80%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.52 MB/s 2.46 MB/s Much faster random write.
+62%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68.3 MB/s 88.8 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.75 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+43%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
143 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
134 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
206 MB/s +2% 201 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
193 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
176 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+88%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+43%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
83.4 MB/s 114 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+37%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
181 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 28,680,893 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 11.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+10,609%
Value
Value For Money
35.8 % 41.5 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 90 % Much more popular.
+55%
Price
Price (score)
$24 Much cheaper.
+40%
$40
Age
Newest
48 Months Much more recent.
+51%
97 Months
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 1TB
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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allows for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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