Average Bench: 31.2% (692nd of 1015)

more Based on 25,233 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0, 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 68.7% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.32MB/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 36MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 25,233 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 Read 58.3 77.4
15.1 Write 54.5 75.4
14.3 Mixed 36 48.3
19.5 SusWrite 50.4 75
36.6% 49.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.32 1.86
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
106% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 67 45 24 33 32 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 68.9
Mixed 37.4
SusWrite 39.4
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.6 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 44 33 30 27 27 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 66.4
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 32.9
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.83 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 49 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 48.3
Write 48.9
Mixed 34.9
SusWrite 50.1
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 23 26 21 29 27 MB/s
Read 46.4
Write 24.2
Mixed 18
SusWrite 27.7
21% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 14 14 16 15 17 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 4.7
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 15.5
15% 20.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.33 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 0117
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 29 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 29.7
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 29.3
22% 29 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 46 42 45 40 38 MB/s
Read 6
Write 7
Mixed 8.8
SusWrite 41.7
12% 15.9 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.1 MB/s
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