Average Bench: 32.1% (687th of 1015)

more Based on 14,405 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-11ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-35A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-11ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-24A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-26A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-35A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A03, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A03T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A03, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A05T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-35ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A03, WDC WD5000BEVT-00SCS, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A05, WDC WD5000BEVT-35ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT1, WD5000BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-26A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60ZAT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11ZAT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-75A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-00ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-26A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-11A03T0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-08A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A03T0, WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-60A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-26A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-55A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-55A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-00SCST0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-80A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A23T0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-22ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-26ZAT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-55A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-24A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-6, WDC WD5000BEVT-00ZAT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-08A0RT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-00RT0A0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-80A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-60ZAT1, WDC WD5000BEVT-11A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-16A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-0, WDC WD5000BEVT-16ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0, WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0R, WDC WD50 00BEVT-08A0RT1, WDC WD50 00BEVT-24A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZAT, WDC WD5000BEVT-7, WDC WD5000BEVT-55A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-6, WDC WD50 00BEVT-35A0RT0, WDC WD5000BEVT-3, WDC WD5000BEVT-2

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) averaged 67.9% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.35MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) is 27.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.4 Read 59.6 78.4
23.8 Write 56.2 75.8
15.3 Mixed 36.9 48.5
23 SusWrite 52 75.6
37.7% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.7 4K Write 1.35 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
108% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
451GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 78 78 79 78 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 77
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 77.8
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 74 77 76 76 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 74.6
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 71 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 68.3
Mixed 37
SusWrite 70
44% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 71 71 69 71 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 67.6
Mixed 37.4
SusWrite 70.1
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 51 45 56 54 51 MB/s
Read 51.8
Write 53.7
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 50.7
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.73 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 44 45 45 45 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 41.3
Mixed 29
SusWrite 44.1
29% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 39 40 40 41 MB/s
Read 47.7
Write 44.8
Mixed 23
SusWrite 38.9
28% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
70% 0.6 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.3 9.5 8.5 4.2 4.2 4.2 MB/s
Read 10.3
Write 14.2
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 6.3
10% 13 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.1
57% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) Builds (Compare 2,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 31%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $187

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