Average Bench: 31.6% (681st of 1015)

more Based on 26,526 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 0.58MB/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 29.8%. 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 36.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26,526 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.1 Read 58.1 77.9
15.8 Write 54.1 75.2
14.4 Mixed 36.2 47.6
20.3 SusWrite 51.8 75.6
36.8% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.35 1.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 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%
466GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 73 73 75 74 MB/s
Read 72.1
Write 71.5
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 73.1
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 67 68 67 67 MB/s
Read 68
Write 64.8
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 67
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 45 48 47 47 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 56.8
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 45.7
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 46 42 47 51 27 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 8.2
Mixed 17.3
SusWrite 44.2
23% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 51 41 45 41 44 MB/s
Read 39.8
Write 29.9
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 43.8
24% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
36% 0.43 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 32 37 31 33 32 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 54
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 27.6
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
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Desktop 41%
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Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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