Average Bench: 53.5% (275th of 1015)

more Based on 262,413 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-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, 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-000GA0, 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, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, 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-083CA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00KJ3A0, WDC WD5000AAKX-35U6A, 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 46.4% 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 0.79MB/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 45.5%. 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 61.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 262,413 samples)
Min Avg Max
28 Read 98.1 125
38.1 Write 94.5 122
26.5 Mixed 61.3 76
37.6 SusWrite 88.3 120
62.9% 85.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.64 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.79 1
143% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 133 135 134 134 133 MB/s
Read 130
Write 126
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 134
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 122 121 122 MB/s
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 121
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 113 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 122
Write 121
Mixed 74
SusWrite 114
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 105 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 87.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 104
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 67 84 81 76 85 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 90.3
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 77.5
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 123
Write 37
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 39.5
46% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 51 42 47 52 44 MB/s
Read 12.5
Write 42.5
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 47.6
22% 30 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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 Comments

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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

9 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

2 years ago.

Almost 2 years with no problems.


Good

6 months ago.

It just works.


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