Average Bench: 34.4% (613th of 1014)

more Based on 25,316 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-75A1YT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-16HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-75A1YT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22A1Y, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22HXZ, WD5000BPVT-55HXZT2, WDC WD50 00BPVT-60HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-00A1YT0, WD5000BPVT-22RCT0, WD5000BPVT-55HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-60A1YT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-1, WDC WD5000BPVT-2, WDC WD5000BPVT-0, WDC WD5000BPVT-5, WDC WD5000BPVT-6, WDC WD5000BPVT-3, WDC WD5000BPVT-80HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-7, WDC WD5000BPVT-80HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-8, WD5000BPVT-00ZCT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-22HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-22A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-00A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-16HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-00HXZT3, WD5000BPVT-22HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-00HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-11A1YT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-24HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-24A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-60HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-00HXZT0, WD5000BPVT-00HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-22HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-22HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-55A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-24A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-24HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-35HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-16HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-16HXZT2, WDC WD5000BPVT-80HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-16HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-35HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-80HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-16HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-16HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-35HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-35HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-00A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-75A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-22A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-11HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-08HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-11HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-00KPF, WDC WD5000BPVT-22HX, WDC WD5000BPVT-55HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-11HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-55HXZT2, WDC WD5000BPVT-55A1Y, WDC WD5000BPVT-55HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-55HXZT4, WDC WD5000BPVT-60HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-60HXZT1, WD5000BPVT-55EEST0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-60HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-60HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55HXZT2, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55HXZT4, WDC WD5000BPVT-26HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55A1Y, WDC WD50 00BPVT-55HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-08A1YT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-08A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-00KPF, WDC WD50 00BPVT-08HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-24A1YT0, WDC WD5000BPVT-11HXZ, WDC WD50 00BPVT-75HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-00HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-75HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-75HXZ, WDC WD5000BPVT-24HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-24HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-24HXZT3, WDC WD50 00BPVT-22HXZT, WDC WD5000BPVT-08HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-24HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-08HXZT1, WDC WD5000BPVT-00KPFT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-08HXZT1, WDC WD50 00BPVT-08HXZT3

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) averaged 65.5% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,316 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.3 Read 64.5 90.3
19.4 Write 62.1 91.2
15.1 Mixed 39.6 53.4
20.6 SusWrite 55.3 88.9
40.8% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.33 1.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
101% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 91 96 87 100 94 MB/s
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 66
SusWrite 90.1
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 88 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 90.9
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 87.3
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 91 91 90 91 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 85.7
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 90.2
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 80.9
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 87.6
57% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 58 62 57 71 71 MB/s
Read 72
Write 72.3
Mixed 54
SusWrite 64
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 58 45 38 61 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 62.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 47.9
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 37 36 43 42 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 44
Mixed 17
SusWrite 39.4
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.3 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $228

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