Average Bench: 38.3% (543rd of 1015)

more Based on 9,213 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, 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 61.6% 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 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.11MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 27.5%. 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 47MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,213 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.7 Read 69.1 90.9
33.4 Write 66 89
22.7 Mixed 47 59
31.4 SusWrite 64 89.8
45.3% 61.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1 4K Write 2.11 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.87 1
161% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 78 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 70.9
Mixed 51
SusWrite 77.2
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 9122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 76 76 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 66.5
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 75.6
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 52 52 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 58.5
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 51.6
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.3 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 55.5
Write 51.2
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 52.6
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 33 33 32 MB/s
Read 71
Write 32.2
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 32.7
32% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2007) Builds (Compare 33,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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