Average Bench: 43.5% (441st of 1015)

more Based on 65,666 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-00LUFT0, 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 39.6%. 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 44.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,666 samples)
Min Avg Max
31 Read 81.2 110
18.7 Write 77.1 108
18.5 Mixed 44.8 58.8
31.7 SusWrite 70.3 109
50.1% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.63 2.2
0.19 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%
228GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 81 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 92.8
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 80.6
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 96 97 97 98 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 83.7
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 96.5
56% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 38 50 53 56 58 MB/s
Read 106
Write 99.6
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 46.5
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 62 57 56 70 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 99.6
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 61.2
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 33 32 28 36 30 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 60.5
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 31.3
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 3,082 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $35

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 Comments

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Good

22 days 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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