Average Bench: 31.2% (704th of 1015)

more Based on 16,148 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-08HXZT1, 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 WD50 00BEVT-35A0R, 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/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 28.1%. 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 36MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,148 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 Read 58 77.1
18.7 Write 54.3 76.4
13.9 Mixed 36 48
22.8 SusWrite 50.5 75.4
36.6% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.34 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.58 0.8
107% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
445GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 75 73 73 70 74 MB/s
Read 74
Write 73.5
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 72.5
49% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 69 73 72 69 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 61.5
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 71.6
43% 59.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 58 58 66 67 70 MB/s
Read 71.8
Write 72
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 62.4
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
354GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 60 67 65 58 60 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 54
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 60
42% 57.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 59 59 58 59 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 52.8
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 59.5
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 48 53 54 55 54 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 53.6
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 51.1
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 43 42 47 51 56 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 54.3
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 43.7
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 33 37 36 33 34 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 53
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 35
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.8 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 24 21 19 17 18 MB/s
Read 51
Write 62.7
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 19.2
31% 41.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) Builds (Compare 2,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $189

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