Average Bench: 43.9% (426th of 1015)

more Based on 75,647 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-11V0T, 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 56.1% 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 1.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 42.7%. 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 46.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 79 108
21.3 Write 78 109
21.2 Mixed 46.5 58.9
27.5 SusWrite 73.7 110
50.8% 69.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.71 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
125% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free
Firmware: 05.01A05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 104 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 96.6
Write 102
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 104
65% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 107 105 106 107 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 101
Mixed 57
SusWrite 106
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 93 93 92 94 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 96.6
Mixed 57
SusWrite 92.7
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 90 91 90 87 91 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 65.8
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 88.7
48% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 88 88 73 71 81 MB/s
Read 84.4
Write 89.6
Mixed 49
SusWrite 81.9
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 55 51 55 54 55 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 66.2
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 53.7
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.6 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 43 63 27 55 50 MB/s
Read 31
Write 2
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 46
17% 22.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 0.27 MB/s
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Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $22

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 Comments

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Good

15 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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