Average Bench: 52.4% (286th of 1015)

more Based on 202,743 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 WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WD5000AA KX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00MERA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, 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-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-321CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, 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, 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 WD50 00AAKX--003CAO, 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 47.5% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 50.4%. 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 60.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 86MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 202,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.4 Read 96.6 126
29.3 Write 94.3 123
22.9 Mixed 60.5 75.9
35.3 SusWrite 86 122
62% 84.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.63 2.1
0.2 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%
445GB free
Firmware: 19.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 118 118 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 74
SusWrite 118
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 123 124 123 123 MB/s
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 67
SusWrite 122
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 116 115 120 124 125 MB/s
Read 123
Write 113
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 113
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 120 120 119 120 120 MB/s
Read 117
Write 118
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 119
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 102 112 112 114 115 MB/s
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 106
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 106 111 114 112 MB/s
Read 114
Write 105
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 108
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 74 104 103 113 92 MB/s
Read 117
Write 116
Mixed 64.4
SusWrite 95.7
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 116 117 118 115 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 73
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 116
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 79 79 75 80 79 MB/s
Read 73.8
Write 77
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 77.5
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 43,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $501

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 Comments

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Good

21 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

4 months 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.


Average

23 months ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Good

2 months ago.

It just works.


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