Average Bench: 53.4% (267th of 1015)

more Based on 486,336 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0, WD5000AAKX-001C, WDC WD5000AAKX-60A0UU0, 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-42R6B0, WD5000AAKX-003CA0, WD5000AAKX-221CA0, 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, WDC WD5000AAKX-LCD0A, 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, 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, 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-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, 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, WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD50 00AAKX-22ERMA0, WDC WD5000AAKX-55U6A, WDC WD5000AAKX-32U6A, WDC WD50 00AAKX-08ERM, WDC WD5000AAKX-001C, WD5000AAKX-00U6A, 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 46.5% 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 1.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2010) is 42.6%. 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 62.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 89.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 486,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.9 Read 96.2 123
37.9 Write 94.2 120
27.6 Mixed 62.3 76.6
39.8 SusWrite 89.9 124
63% 85.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.66 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 1
143% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
344GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 114 114 113 112 MB/s
Read 128
Write 118
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 112
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
299GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 101
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 116
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
256GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 91 92 91 92 MB/s
Read 118
Write 116
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 90.7
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 82 76 78 71 68 MB/s
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 76.8
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 81 81 80 80 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 80.2
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 84
Write 82.8
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 90.5
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
435GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 112 112 110 111 MB/s
Read 60.7
Write 57.9
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 110
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.97 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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 Comments

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22 months ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

20 months 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

18 months ago.

still ok to use, but find something better


Good

4 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

22 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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