Average Bench: 43.6% (444th of 1015)

more Based on 57,075 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-22V0TT0, WDC WD50 00LPVX-28V0TT1, 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-00G33T0, 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 56.4% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 39%. 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 45.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.1 Read 82.3 109
31.4 Write 79 109
18.8 Mixed 45.6 58.9
28.3 SusWrite 69.4 109
50.7% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.45 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.68 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
123% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
402GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 113 113 113 112 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 107
Mixed 57
SusWrite 112
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 94 96 97 95 MB/s
Read 100
Write 98.4
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 95.6
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 106 107 107 106 107 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 83.8
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 106
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 81 90 93 83 99 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 100
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 89.1
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 96 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 80.2
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 94.2
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 50 52 66 72 74 MB/s
Read 53.1
Write 62.9
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 57.2
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 16 15 20 14 MB/s
Read 20.7
Write 15
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 14.6
12% 15.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

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 Comments

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Poor

3 years ago.

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


Average

2 years 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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