Average Bench: 31.6% (681st of 1015)

more Based on 27,212 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-11ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-26A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A03, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A03, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A05T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-35ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A03, WDC WD5000BEVT-00SCS, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A05, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-26A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11A03T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A03T0, WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-26A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-80A0RT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-75V0TT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-55A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-24A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00RT0A0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-16A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-55A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-35A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-35A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-11ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-35A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-24A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-35A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75ZAT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-35ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT1, WD5000BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-26A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60ZAT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11ZAT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-16ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-16A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-1102ZT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-08A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-55A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-55A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-26ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-6, WDC WD5000BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-08A0RT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-08HXZT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-1, WDC WD5000BEVT-0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-08A0RT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-7, WDC WD5000BEVT-6, WDC WD5000BEVT-5, WDC WD5000BEVT-3, WDC WD5000BEVT-2

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) averaged 68.3% 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.34MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) is 29.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 27,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.5 Read 58.1 77.9
18.5 Write 53.8 75.4
15.3 Mixed 36.5 48.7
21.1 SusWrite 52 75.9
36.8% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.34 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.57 0.8
106% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
452GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 73 74 75 73 75 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 62.9
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 71.9
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 66 65 66 67 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 64.3
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 65.6
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.93 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 49 49 54 44 65 MB/s
Read 74.4
Write 53.7
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 49.9
38% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 54 51 32 30 44 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 69.2
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 42.6
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.2
65% 0.63 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 49 50 50 49 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 53.8
Mixed 37.6
SusWrite 49.3
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 35 34 34 41 39 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 58.6
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 35.6
38% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 34 42 50 49 45 MB/s
Read 38.1
Write 44.6
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 43.4
26% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.47 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 17 18 19 19 20 MB/s
Read 50
Write 20
Mixed 20.1
SusWrite 18.6
20% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
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