Average Bench: 53.2% (273rd of 1015)

more Based on 398,348 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 WD5000AAKX-0ERMA0, 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 WD5000AAKX-63U7B1, 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, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0RMA0, 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-60U0AA0, 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 WD5000AAKX--003CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-55U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-75ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22EROBO, WD5000AAK-00KJ3A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX--003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U66A0, 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 46.7% 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 0.76MB/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 44%. 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 61.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 398,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.3 Read 97.7 126
33.5 Write 94.3 122
27.9 Mixed 61.6 75.6
36 SusWrite 87.7 122
62.8% 85.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.63 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.76 1
140% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 128 127 128 127 MB/s
Read 124
Write 120
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 127
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 95 94 95 97 MB/s
Read 109
Write 105
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 96.1
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 96 97 97 98 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 90.5
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 96.6
65% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 104 102 105 106 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 76.1
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 104
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 87 89 87 86 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 86.8
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 87.5
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 57 40 63 86 88 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 57
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 65.7
43% 57.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 28 32 38 41 39 MB/s
Read 20.8
Write 32.3
Mixed 18
SusWrite 35.3
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
55% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 33,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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 Comments

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9 months ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

7 months ago.

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


Average

5 months ago.

still ok to use, but find something better


Good

14 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

3 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

9 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

3 years ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Good

21 months ago.

It just works.


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