Average Bench: 53% (278th of 1015)

more Based on 321,949 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, WD5000AA KX-003CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CAO, 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-323CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WD5000AAKX-00ERMAA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WD5000AA KX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00MERA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, WD5000AAKX-00ERMAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-003CA, WDC WD5000 AAKX-003CAO, 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-000GA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-321CA0, WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, WD5000AA KX-07U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-61M6B2, WDC WD5000AAKX-00EMWA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-3, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA1, WD5000AAKX-08U6AAO, 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, WD5000AA KX-08U6AA0, 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-0086U, WD5000AAKX-221C, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWE, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-606UAA0, 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-22EROBO, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX--003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6A, WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3A0, WD5000AAKX-11AZSW, 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 1.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 47.3%. 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 60.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 321,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 96.9 125
39.7 Write 94.4 120
26.5 Mixed 60.9 75
38 SusWrite 87.7 122
62.5% 85 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.65 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.78 1
142% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 117 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 118
Write 110
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 118
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 104 114 115 104 117 MB/s
Read 114
Write 118
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 107
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
412GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 112 112 113 113 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 112
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 110 106 109 109 111 MB/s
Read 109
Write 101
Mixed 71
SusWrite 110
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 110 110 111 111 MB/s
Read 104
Write 88.3
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 110
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 96 96 98 99 100 MB/s
Read 100
Write 98.4
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 97.7
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 94 94 96 94 95 MB/s
Read 100
Write 97.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 91.2
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 85 87 92 90 85 MB/s
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 58
SusWrite 85.7
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 73 72 73 75 76 MB/s
Read 111
Write 108
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 67.7
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 19,566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $240

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 Comments

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2 months ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

7 months ago.

it's OK for a gaming drive, Perfect for a storage drive! My only complaint about it is the small amount of storage.


Good

23 days ago.

Look great. Far faster and has good sus write speed. Just using it as a storage drive and all seem good.


Good

2 years 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

2 months ago.

It's an older hard drive sir, but it checks out. If you're looking at this also check out the WD Blue 1TB (2012) model as it's a better choice.


Average

2 years ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Good

14 months ago.

It just works.


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