Average Bench: 43.2% (444th of 1015)

more Based on 69,588 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 56.8% 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 1.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 41.7%. 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 44.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 80.6 110
18 Write 74 107
17.4 Mixed 44.7 58.6
29.4 SusWrite 69.6 108
49.4% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.62 2.2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
118% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
417GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 106 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 55
SusWrite 105
67% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 75 66 61 64 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 92.1
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 71.4
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 76 71 78 63 85 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 89.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 75.3
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 56 69 62 47 74 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 14.7
Mixed 18.2
SusWrite 59.9
33% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 31 36 32 30 29 MB/s
Read 50.4
Write 46.3
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 32.1
31% 41.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 31 34 59 34 35 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 46.2
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 37.2
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.8 MB/s
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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 Comments

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Good

3 months 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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