Average Bench: 53% (281st of 1015)

more Based on 182,365 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AAO, WD5000AA KX - 003CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-L0CADD, WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-0086U, WD5000AAKX-003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ER, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-63M8B0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-00LCA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA, WD5000AAKX-22ERMAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-42R6B0, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERM, WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERM, WDC WD50 00AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WD5000AA KX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA, WD5000AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-0086UA0, WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6, WDC WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WD5000AA KX-001CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-321CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00EMWA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-3, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-2, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-1, WDC WD5000AAKX-0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-7, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-6, WD5000AAKX-60U6, WD5000AAKX-75UBAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD5000AAKX-64QH789, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERM, WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERWA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA0, WD5000AAKX-75U6, WDC WD50 00AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD5000AAKX-009FA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD50 00AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-55U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-75ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-009FA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA1

Average average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2010) averaged 46.9% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 182,365 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.4 Read 96.5 127
29.5 Write 92.8 123
22.1 Mixed 60.2 76.8
40.6 SusWrite 88.3 123
62.1% 84.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.63 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.78 1
141% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 93 107 116 119 118 MB/s
Read 129
Write 115
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 110
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 112 113 114 113 MB/s
Read 113
Write 104
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 113
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 102 101 102 102 MB/s
Read 117
Write 117
Mixed 72
SusWrite 102
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 63 58 86 111 114 MB/s
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 81
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
354GB free
Firmware: 1H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 82 84 84 86 86 MB/s
Read 110
Write 86.8
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 82.4
62% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.97 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 72 72 73 72 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 64.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 71.9
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $562

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 Comments

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Good

17 months ago.

It's a good HDD for everyday use. I haven't had any problems with it for the 3 years I have had it. Not so expensive eather.


Average

19 months ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Average

29 days ago.

It's an older hard drive sir, but it checks out. You can get a moderately better hard drive for the same price nowadays, but it serviced me well for 8 years and possibly some more to come.


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