Average Bench: 42.5% (470th of 1015)

more Based on 43,902 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-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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 37.8%. 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 44.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,902 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.8 Read 81 109
26.4 Write 78 107
17.5 Mixed 44.3 58.3
29.5 SusWrite 66.8 108
49.5% 67.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.55
0.6 4K Write 1.65 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
119% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
383GB free
Firmware: 1A05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 110 111 110 110 MB/s
Read 103
Write 18
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 110
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 96 96 96 94 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 103
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 94.3
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 68 85 50 37 81 MB/s
Read 91
Write 72.3
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 65.7
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.07 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 56 52 65 71 72 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 83.5
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 60.7
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.73 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 79
Write 72.7
Mixed 48
SusWrite 65.6
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 58 57 57 55 50 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 54.5
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 36 43 47 51 67 MB/s
Read 89
Write 76.8
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 48.4
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 45 48 51 52 MB/s
Read 62.6
Write 57
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 47.6
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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

15 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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