Average Bench: 35.4% (592nd of 1015)

more Based on 16,286 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT3, WDC WD5000BPVT-75A1YT0, WDC WD50 00BPVT-16HXZ, 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 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-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-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 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 64.5% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) is 32.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 56.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,286 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 66.9 92.2
25.7 Write 63.1 89.9
16 Mixed 40.5 53.5
22.7 SusWrite 56.5 87.9
41.7% 56.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.34 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.56 0.8
104% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 72 69 70 76 79 MB/s
Read 86
Write 85.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 73.9
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 51 61 71 71 MB/s
Read 83
Write 82.7
Mixed 52
SusWrite 56.4
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 51 52 51 52 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 49.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 51.6
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 47 55 60 57 40 MB/s
Read 50
Write 65
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 50.7
34% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
39% 0.5 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 12 9.3 8.8 8.2 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 26.2
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 12.2
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 5,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $275

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