Average Bench: 43.3% (442nd of 1015)

more Based on 40,503 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 56.7% 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 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 39.3%. 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 68.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,503 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 Read 82.5 111
26 Write 78.3 110
18 Mixed 44.8 58.8
28.8 SusWrite 68.2 108
50.2% 68.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.65 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
120% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 76 82 77 77 91 MB/s
Read 112
Write 113
Mixed 59.1
SusWrite 78.2
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 94 97 98 99 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 44.3
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 88
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 75 72 74 73 70 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 96.3
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 72.6
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 48 40 39 57 63 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 90.2
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 47.1
50% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 34 46 45 32 34 MB/s
Read 77
Write 72.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 36.7
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 44 36 45 37 35 MB/s
Read 69
Write 66.7
Mixed 9.7
SusWrite 39.8
33% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.07 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 52 73 34 35 46 MB/s
Read 63
Write 7.7
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 45.1
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 5,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $76

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 Comments

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Poor

23 months ago.

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


Average

13 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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