Average Bench: 52.6% (272nd of 1015)

more Based on 496,077 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-60A0UU0, WDC WD5000AAKX-ER233R32, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AAO, WD5000AA KX - 003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD5000AAKX-0ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA, WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-0086U, WD5000AAKX-003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-001CA, WD5000AA KX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-63U7B1, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-32ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-00LCA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA, WD5000AAKX-22ERMAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-08UA005G, WDC WD5000AAKX-42R6B0, WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WD5000AAKX-221CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-323CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-0000SNSN, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, WDC WD5000AAKX-LCD0A, WDC WD5000AAKX-CLD0SA, WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WD5000AA KX-00ERMAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WD5000AAKX-00ICA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-004EA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-000GA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-321CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-19U6A, WD5000AA KX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00EMWA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-3, WD5000AAKX-08U6AAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-2, WDC WD5000AAKX-1, WDC WD5000AAKX-0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U0AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-7, WDC WD5000AAKX-6, WD5000AAKX-60U6, WDC WD5000AAKX-004EA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6AA0, WD5000AA KX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA, WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANV, WDC WD5000AAKX-64QH789, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERM, WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERWA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD5000AAKX-009FA, WDC WD5000AAKX-75UAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08UAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6A, WD5000AAKX-64D85Y0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-0086U, WD5000AAKX-221C, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-606UAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX--003CAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-55U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERM, WDC WD50 00AAKX--003CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6A, WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WD5000AAKX-11AZSW, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-009FA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-07U6AA1, WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AAO, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-L0CADD, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ER, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-004CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-63M8B0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-OOERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ERM, WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-32ERM, WDC WD50 00AAKX-19U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-193CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6AA, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0RMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-OO1CAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WD5000AAKX-00ERMAA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ICA0, WD5000AA KX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00MERA0, 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-60U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-07U6AA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-221CA1, 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 WD5000AAKX-003CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-00PWEA0, WD5000AAKX-08ERMA0, WD5000AAKX-003C0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-753CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWEA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-61M6B2, WD5000AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-193CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ANVA0, WD5000AAKX-75UBAA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA0, WD5000AAKX-75U6, WDC WD50 00AAKX-32U6AA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-221CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-CL0DSA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-08GH5FJS, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-07UA6AA0, WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERNA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22EROBO, WD5000AAK-00KJ3A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-009BA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA1, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U66A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-083CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA

Average average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2010) averaged 47.3% 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 45.4%. 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 62MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 496,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.3 Read 95.3 124
33.8 Write 92.8 121
29 Mixed 62 76
32.4 SusWrite 88 121
62.2% 84.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.63 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%
338GB free
Firmware: 1H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 111 110 109 112 MB/s
Read 110
Write 112
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 110
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 102 103 103 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 102
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 99.4
Write 88.4
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 97.8
64% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 82 84 84 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 102
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 82.9
64% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 70 50 70 79 84 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 96.6
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 67.1
60% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 78 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 78
Write 72.4
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 78.5
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 62 69 67 70 MB/s
Read 69
Write 72.3
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 67.9
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 52 44 48 53 71 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 96.1
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 51.7
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 16,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $315

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 Comments

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2 years ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

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


Average

2 years ago.

still ok to use, but find something better


Good

5 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 years 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.


Good

3 years ago.

It just works.


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