Average Bench: 38.2% (537th of 1015)

more Based on 9,405 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-98YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00LA70, WD5000AA JS-08A7B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-98TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00N7B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8X0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WD5000AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, WD5000AAJS-56BAA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-5, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-19YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B2, WD5000AA JS, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, WD5000AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-1, WDC WD5000AAJS-55A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-32YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-57TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-55TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA, WD5000AAJS-00FYA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B2, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22TKA, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-19YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-19A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-32YFA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA

Poor average bench

The WD Blue 500GB (2007) averaged 61.7% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.08MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 28.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 500GB (2007) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.5 Read 69.3 90.6
32.1 Write 66 88.8
22.2 Mixed 46.9 59
27.7 SusWrite 63.6 89.9
45.2% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.9 4K Write 2.08 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.86 1
159% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
280GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 87 91 89 93 93 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 80.1
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 87.9
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
454GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 80 82 81 82 MB/s
Read 84.8
Write 79.8
Mixed 57
SusWrite 80.8
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 9122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 67 69 70 70 69 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 55.6
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 67.2
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.3 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 65 65 65 66 MB/s
Read 57.7
Write 55.7
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 64.4
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 58 57 57 56 54 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 63.6
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 56
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 45 45 45 45 MB/s
Read 39.9
Write 37.1
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 44.9
28% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 55 50 55 55 MB/s
Read 14.7
Write 40.5
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 55.8
24% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.5 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $329

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