Average Bench: 47.5% (350th of 1015)

more Based on 136,920 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-40V2B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-41YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-65V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-60Z1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-19V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-41TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V0A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00Z7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-22TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-55V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-65TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40V2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-41TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-32Z1A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-41YGA1, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-41YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60A7B2, WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA, WD5000AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40V6A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-402AA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00C8A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-22V1A, WDC WD5000AAKS-42H2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-7, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-4, WDC WD5000AAKS-5, WDC WD5000AAKS-6, WDC WD5000AAKS-41YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD5000AAKS-00D2B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-007AA, WDC WD5000AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00Z7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-22TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-32UU3A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-42H2B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD5000AAKS-55A7B2, WDC WD5000AAKS-75A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00D2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-07TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00Z1A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-402AA, WDC WD5000AAKS-00WWP, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-55A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-402AA0, WD5000AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00M9A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00E4A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-08WWPA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-75V1A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-08V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-32V1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-08WWPA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-65YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-40V6A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07V0A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-32V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40V6A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-19V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-60Z1A, WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA1, WDC WD5000AAKS-40TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-08V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-60YGA1, WDC WD5000AAKS-01TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-41YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65V0A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60WWPA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65TMA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-22V1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-60WWPA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-001CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60YGA1, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60WWP, WDC WD5000AAKS-75TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-08A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-32TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-55V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-32TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-08V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-32V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-55V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-40TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00D2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00M9A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00C8A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-00Z7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-07YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-75YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-32A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-32TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-00UU3A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-41TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-60WWP, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V6A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-08WWP, WDC WD5000AAKS-00H94A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00D2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-00UU3, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00E4A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40V2B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-55YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-32V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-612DY1, WDC WD50 00AAKS-42H2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00C8A, WD5000AAKS-00M2B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-55V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-08A7B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-55A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00H2B, WDC WD5000AAKS-65TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-41TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGX0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-65V0A, WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22A7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-08WWP, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-40V2B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-32A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-55YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75A7B2, WDC WD5000AAKS-07V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-75A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-22A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-007AA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00C8A, WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00Z7B, WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60Z1A, WDC WD5000AAKS-22A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22V1A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-08A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-07TMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22V1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1, WDC WD50 00AAKS-65YGA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-19V0A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-22YGA0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00Z1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-402AA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V0A, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-60YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B, WDC WD50 00AAKS-60Z1A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00H2B1, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40TMA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00YGA, WDC WD5000AAKS-00H2B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V1A, WDC WD5000AAKS-08V0A0, WDC WD50 00AAKS-40TMA, WDC WD5000AAKS-60A7B, WD5000AAKS-55V0, WDC WD5000AAKS-65YGA, WDC WD50 00AAKS-00WWPA0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00V6A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A, WDC WD5000AAKS-00L7A0, WD5000AAKS-00L6A0, WDC WD5000AAKS-60A7B2, WDC WD5000AAKS-60A7B0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2008) averaged 52.4% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.76MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2008) is 41.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2008) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 136,920 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.3 Read 86.3 126
39.1 Write 83.5 122
31.9 Mixed 55.9 74.4
38.7 SusWrite 79.2 122
56.1% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.76 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.82 1
151% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 123 121 123 123 MB/s
Read 124
Write 119
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 121 129 114 132 MB/s
Read 122
Write 131
Mixed 66
SusWrite 118
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 75 75 76 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 89.7
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 74.2
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 68 68 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 89
Write 84
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 67.7
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 75
Write 72.2
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 75.4
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 55 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 86.9
Write 87.3
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 54.7
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 64 63 62 MB/s
Read 75.1
Write 62.2
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 63.4
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.7 10 27 38 58 76 MB/s
Read 10.7
Write 32.5
Mixed 7.2
SusWrite 36.2
16% 21.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
23% 0.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2008) Builds (Compare 60,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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 Comments

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Terrible

2 years ago.

Very slow. I think this type is made only to reduce the price.


Poor

11 months ago.

It's extremely slow with read speeds 2-20 MB/s


Poor

1 day ago.

It´s pretty bad at this point in time. Not only is it extremely slow, but also does it produce a ton of noise. The only reason I still use it probably is, that Dirt 2.0 didn´t fit on one of my three SSDs. This HDD was terrible ten years ago and it still is. Get an SSD instead. Like the 970 Evo Plus.


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