Average Bench: 38.2% (541st of 1015)

more Based on 9,138 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 WD5000AAJS-00LA7, 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 0.85MB/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%. 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 47.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,138 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.2 Read 69.3 90.8
37.1 Write 66.6 88.8
26.8 Mixed 47.3 59
29.6 SusWrite 63.4 90.1
45.5% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1 4K Write 2.08 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
158% 1.18 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: 82 81 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 83
Write 80.4
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 82.3
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 74 79 78 82 84 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 85.7
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 77.7
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 11.02N11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 64 65 67 70 69 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 67
Mixed 49
SusWrite 65.8
46% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 78.06E.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 52 61 59 65 63 MB/s
Read 70.4
Write 17.2
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 61
33% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 68 68 70 70 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 58.5
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 68.3
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 60.7
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 57.1
42% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 53 54 54 55 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 53.6
Mixed 40
SusWrite 53.8
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2007) Builds (Compare 44,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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