Average Bench: 44.2% (419th of 1015)

more Based on 67,692 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, WD5000LPVX-26VAT0, 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, WD5000LP VX-26VAT0, 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 55.7% 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 1.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 43.6%. 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 45.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,692 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 81.9 110
17.2 Write 76 109
18.7 Mixed 45.4 59.9
28.3 SusWrite 72.1 110
50.5% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.66 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
120% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 112 112 112 112 113 MB/s
Read 108
Write 109
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 112
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.23 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 109 109 108 108 MB/s
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 108
67% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 108 108 108 109 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 102
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 108
66% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 85 82 84 72 86 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 82.5
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 81.7
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 47 48 67 48 79 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 90.7
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 55.1
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 80 84 84 86 MB/s
Read 42.3
Write 29.1
Mixed 26.4
SusWrite 79.1
32% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.93 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 2.2 42 1.4 2.5 12 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 51.2
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 16.2
22% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.37 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 11 9.6 21 27 19 MB/s
Read 6.8
Write 18.4
Mixed 11
SusWrite 17.7
10% 13.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.1 MB/s
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

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 Comments

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Good

7 months ago.

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


Average

3 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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