Average Bench: 43.7% (437th of 1015)

more Based on 58,206 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, WD5000LPCX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VH, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-80VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT2, WD5000LPCX-00VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-00VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-08VHA, WD5000LPCX-22VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6H, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-0, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-1, WDC WD5000LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-08VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6HT, WDC WD50 00LPCX-00VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-75VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHAT1, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-21VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-75VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-00VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-2, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-3, WDC WD5000LPCX-8, WDC WD5000LPCX-6, WDC WD5000LPCX-7, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6HT0, WD5000LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD50 00LPCX-80VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-35VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6H, WD5000LPCX-08VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-00VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHA, WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHAT0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 56.3% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 42.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
35 Read 83.5 113
22.3 Write 76.8 110
19.3 Mixed 46.3 60.8
28.7 SusWrite 68.6 112
50.6% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.63 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
118% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 99 106 106 109 MB/s
Read 104
Write 107
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 104
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
352GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 104 104 104 103 MB/s
Read 104
Write 94.5
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 103
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 78 78 79 79 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 93.3
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 77.7
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 59 66 65 59 63 MB/s
Read 14
Write 52.6
Mixed 15.6
SusWrite 62.8
26% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.9 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 65 53 63 73 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 15.7
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 59.8
18% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
55% 0.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,272,283 HDDs tested.

Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 15,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $35

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 Comments

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Terrible

13 months ago.

It's so insanely slow... this is the default drive in my hp pavillion laptop that I bought in December 2018, so it was using a 5 year old HDD for its boot partition. The computer takes multiple minutes to start up and even once you're at the desktop you have to wait a few more minutes before you can do anything


Average

10 months ago.

Using this drive since 4th February 2020 as system drive. It goes slow especially on booting but since the May 2020 Update, I noticed things go a bit faster at least on the desktop after some seconds, even at 100% disk usage


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