Average Bench: 52.6% (273rd 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-08K2TA0, WD5000AAKX-60U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-08U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERAM0, WDC WD5000AAKX-LCD0A, WDC WD5000AAKX-CLD0SA, WD5000AAKX-640QH89, WD5000AA KX-00ERMAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-603CA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-D0RKKA0, 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-001CAO, 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-60U2NSH, WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-00PWE, WDC WD50 00AAKX-603CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AAO, WDC WD5000AAKX-606UAA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA, WDC WD5000AAKX-22VA10, 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-00L7A00, 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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 107 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 120
Write 57.5
Mixed 59
SusWrite 107
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 1H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 100 99 100 102 MB/s
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 66
SusWrite 101
72% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 110 102 101 106 MB/s
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 108
71% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 1H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 101 102 103 102 MB/s
Read 103
Write 99.9
Mixed 69.6
SusWrite 101
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 106 106 104 108 96 MB/s
Read 95
Write 104
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 104
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 94 94 100 101 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 89.8
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 96.3
62% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 84 84 85 84 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 84.9
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 84.2
58% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 45 51 47 64 80 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 88.1
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 58.6
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 2%
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3 years ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 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

3 years ago.

still ok to use, but find something better


Good

6 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.


Good

4 years ago.

It just works.


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