Average Bench: 53.3% (266th of 1015)

more Based on 466,612 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, 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-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-42R6B0, WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00ERMA, WDC WD5000AAKX-323CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA0, 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, 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-073CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6A, 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-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-073CA1, WDC WD5000AAKX-073CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6A, WD5000AAKX-00ERMAA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-60U6AA0, 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, 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 WD50 00AAKX-553CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-329BA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVAO, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-08ANVA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERNA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-75ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-22EROBO, WD5000AAK-00KJ3A0, 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 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 43.7%. 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 88.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 466,612 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.7 Read 97 125
41.2 Write 94.2 122
26.2 Mixed 61.6 75.7
37.3 SusWrite 88.5 123
62.8% 85.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.86 4K Write 1.64 2.1
0.4 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%
358GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 115 115 116 115 MB/s
Read 112
Write 115
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 115
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 102 98 101 98 MB/s
Read 100
Write 98.9
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 99.1
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 52 51 57 61 62 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 56.5
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 74 59 75 65 73 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 75.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 68.8
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 60 59 60 60 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 72.1
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 59.5
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 53 66 58 61 64 MB/s
Read 52.8
Write 51.4
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 59.4
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 6.7 10 6.2 6.9 8.6 MB/s
Read 5
Write 5.5
Mixed 5
SusWrite 7.5
4% 5.75 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 42,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $325

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 Comments

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15 months ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

13 months ago.

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


Good

20 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.


Average

11 months ago.

still ok to use, but find something better


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

15 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

4 years ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Good

2 years ago.

It just works.


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