Average Bench: 37.8% (551st of 1010)

more Based on 3,747 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 WD50 00AAJS-00TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-98TKA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA, WDC WD50 00AAJS-55A8B, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-32A8B2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-22A8B0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-00A8X0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-08A8B0, WDC WD5000AAJS-2, WDC WD50 00AAJS-00A8B, WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-98TKA0, 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, WDC WD5000AAJS-57YFA, WDC WD5000AAJS-32TKA0, WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA2, WDC WD5000AAJS-0, WDC WD50 00AAJS-22TKA, 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, 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 62.1% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.04MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 500GB (2007) is 27.1%. 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 47.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 62.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.4 Read 68.3 92.6
36.6 Write 65.8 90.7
26 Mixed 47.4 66.7
32.6 SusWrite 62.8 89.4
45.1% 61.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.9 4K Write 2.04 2.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.81 1
152% 1.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 87 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 86.3
Mixed 55
SusWrite 87.4
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 73 74 76 77 75 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 75
Mixed 54
SusWrite 71.9
52% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 74 75 74 75 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 69.8
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 74.1
49% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 62 64 63 63 MB/s
Read 69
Write 70.5
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 63.1
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 68.1
Write 68.8
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 62.8
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 59 60 60 65 64 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 59.5
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 60.3
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 52 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 67.2
Write 67.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 51.8
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 45 44 46 44 46 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 53.5
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 45.2
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 500GB (2007) Builds (Compare 23,848 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $583

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