Average Bench: 41.9% (479th of 1015)

more Based on 38,250 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-75V0TT0, WD5000LPVX-22V0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-60V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-28V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-00V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-80V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-75V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-60G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVX-22VTT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-00V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-22V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-55V0T, WD5000LPVX-75V0, WDC WD5000LPVX-16V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-08V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-32V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-22V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-60V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-16V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-32V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-80V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-75V0T, WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-75V0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-08V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-11V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-11V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-80V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-0, WDC WD5000LPVX-08V0TT6, WDC WD5000LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD5000LPVX-16V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-08V0TT2, WDC WD5000LPVX-16V0TT3, WDC WD5000LPVX-28V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-1, WDC WD5000LPVX-2, WDC WD50 00LPVX-55V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-16V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-16V0TT3, WDC WD50 00LPVX-08V0TT6, WD5000LPVX-75V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-08V0TT5, WDC WD50 00LPVX-08V0TT2, WDC WD50 00LPVX-80V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-28V0T, WDC WD50 00LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-55V0TT3, WDC WD5000LPVX-7, WDC WD5000LPVX-55V0TT3, WDC WD5000LPVX-8, WDC WD5000LPVX-5, WDC WD5000LPVX-6, WDC WD5000LPVX-60V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-55V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-00V0T, WDC WD5000LPVX-28V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-00V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-11V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-28V0TT1, WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-55V0T

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB averaged 58.1% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.59MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Read 79.3 110
27 Write 76 108
18 Mixed 43.4 58.4
27.9 SusWrite 66.5 107
48.6% 66.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.59 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
116% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 114 114 114 114 MB/s
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 113
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 110 110 110 109 MB/s
Read 112
Write 107
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 110
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 66 59 95 98 97 MB/s
Read 111
Write 95.8
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 79.3
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 89 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 95
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 89.9
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 56 54 52 45 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 84.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 53.2
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.9 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 58 38 61 64 59 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 80.3
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 53.5
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.83 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 54 41 36 35 24 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 56.4
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 40
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
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 Comments

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Poor

21 months ago.

It is everytime fully occupied by installing games or updating these.


Average

11 months ago.

Found this drive from a dead laptop in 2018, turns out its relatively new (about 900 hours of operation) and works pretty good for today's standard (100MB/s seq read, 87MB/s seq write). Its 500GB, so I turned it into my personal 'travelling' HDD to transfer movies and stuffs I get from work or library, and leave my other externals as backups.


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