Average Bench: 43.9% (428th of 1015)

more Based on 13,300 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPVT-22G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVT-00G33T0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-00G33T0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-60G33, WD5000LPVT-60G3, WDC WD5000LPVT-75G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-00G3, WDC WD50 00LPVT-22G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-00G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-00FMC, WDC WD5000LPVT-80G33, WD5000-Niotis, WDC WD5000LPVT-75XXXXX, WDC WD50 00LPVT-80G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-60G3, WDC WD50 00LPVT-60G33T0, WD5000LPVT-75G3, WDC WD50 00LPVT-00G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33, WDC WD50 00LPVT-22G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVT-60G33T0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-00FMC, WDC WD50 00LPVT-08G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-28FMCT1, WDC WD5000LPVT-0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-75G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-1, WDC WD5000LPVT-2, WDC WD5000LPVT-7, WDC WD5000LPVT-8, WDC WD5000LPVT-6, WD5000LPVT-24G33T1, WDC WD5000LPVT-26G33T0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-24G33, WDC WD50 00LPVT-08G33T1, WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1, WDC WD5000LPVT-16G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-63Y8HT0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-24G33T1, WDC WD5000LPVT-16G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVT-80G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVT-80G33T2, WDC WD5000LPVT-75G33T0, WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33T1, WDC WD5000LPVT-00FMCT0, WDC WD5000LPVT-22G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-, WDC WD5000LPVT-60G33, WDC WD5000LPVT-75G3, WDC WD50 00LPVT-00FMCT0, WDC WD50 00LPVT-75G33T0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2012) averaged 56.0% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2012) is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,300 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 81.5 112
14.2 Write 75.6 108
15.4 Mixed 40.6 54.1
25.2 SusWrite 71.4 112
49.2% 67.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.67 2.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
118% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
527GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 174 173 171 174 176 MB/s
Read 173
Write 11.4
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 173
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.63 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 120 118 122 122 120 MB/s
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 120
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
459GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 116 116 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 122
Write 98.5
Mixed 51
SusWrite 115
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
459GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 118 119 117 119 119 MB/s
Read 113
Write 106
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 117
70% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 100 87 60 56 51 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 90.6
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 68.5
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 35 50 46 44 41 MB/s
Read 105
Write 75.4
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 43
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 36 46 47 36 39 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 17.5
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 37.1
30% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 54 44 70 38 47 MB/s
Read 21.4
Write 26
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 45.4
20% 27.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.27 MB/s
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 2%
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