Average Bench: 41.4% (477th of 1015)

more Based on 1,038 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPVX-00JC3T0, WDC WD50 00BPVX-00JC3, WDC WD50 00BPVX-00JC3T0, WDC WD5000BPVX-0, WDC WD5000BPVX-22JC3T0, WD5000BPVX-00JC, WDC WD5000BPVX-00JC3

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB averaged 58.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.74MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,038 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.8 Read 76.5 110
36.2 Write 71.2 103
23.2 Mixed 43.6 56.2
28.4 SusWrite 67.4 104
47.5% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.74 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
127% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
272GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 77 78 79 78 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 67.9
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 77.4
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 42 44 43 46 45 MB/s
Read 20.2
Write 54.5
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 44
27% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
97% 0.67 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.6 13 16 23 22 MB/s
Read 26.3
Write 26.8
Mixed 22
SusWrite 15.3
17% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 0.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,709,825 HDDs tested.

Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 7,728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 52%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $261

Popular Blue 2.5" 500GB systems:

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