Average Bench: 42.5% (461st of 1015)

more Based on 51,649 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-24C6HT0, 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-22V0TT, 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 57.5% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 40.6%. 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 44.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,649 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 81.1 109
18 Write 77.7 108
19 Mixed 44.5 58
28.3 SusWrite 66.8 107
49.5% 67.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.6 4K Write 1.64 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
118% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 102 102 102 102 103 MB/s
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 103
66% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 43 58 59 45 45 MB/s
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 48.8
57% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 50 37 42 37 70 MB/s
Read 103
Write 99.8
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 47.3
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
219GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 39 40 53 72 77 MB/s
Read 74.2
Write 62.8
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 56.2
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 23 50 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 67
Write 44.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 40.6
36% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.3
88% 0.87 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 30 27 26 29 23 MB/s
Read 18.5
Write 24.9
Mixed 11.7
SusWrite 27.1
15% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0
13% 0.23 MB/s
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 Comments

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Poor

2 years ago.

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


Average

20 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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