Average Bench: 31.7% (676th of 1014)

more Based on 20,662 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-75V0TT0, 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-5, WDC WD5000BEVT-3, WDC WD50 00BEVT-35A0R, WDC WD5000BEVT-2

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009) averaged 68.2% 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 0.59MB/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 36.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.8 Read 59.5 78.5
19.5 Write 55.4 75.8
15 Mixed 36.7 48
21 SusWrite 50.8 75.1
37.2% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.34 1.87
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
108% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 78 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 75
Write 78.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 79.1
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
435GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 79 77 74 74 78 MB/s
Read 75.7
Write 73.7
Mixed 46
SusWrite 76.5
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 71 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 75.7
Write 72.9
Mixed 39.4
SusWrite 70.3
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 57 54 49 55 57 MB/s
Read 62
Write 56
Mixed 39
SusWrite 55
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
283GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 49 49 49 48 49 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 56.1
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 49
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 55 52 58 64 57 MB/s
Read 49.6
Write 45.8
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 58.6
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.5 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 56 57 57 54 MB/s
Read 45
Write 45
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 55.1
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.8 25 19 15 13 MB/s
Read 8.5
Write 17.2
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 15.3
9% 12.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0
13% 0.23 MB/s
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