Average Bench: 43.5% (439th of 1015)

more Based on 30,663 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT2, WDC WD5000LPCX-00VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-08VHA, 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-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-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, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHAT0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 56.4% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 40.6%. 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 45.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.5 Read 83.4 113
27.9 Write 79.3 111
19 Mixed 45.6 60.8
30.5 SusWrite 68.1 109
50.7% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.6 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
116% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
457GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 116 113 116 119 110 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 116
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 86 69 99 104 106 MB/s
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 89.7
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.1 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 61 72 82 91 104 MB/s
Read 108
Write 98.1
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 82.1
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
146% 0.97 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 100 98 97 94 94 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 18.9
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 95.4
45% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 75 73 88 90 91 MB/s
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 82.1
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 69 69 69 70 MB/s
Read 91
Write 93.2
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 68.9
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 50 51 44 52 63 MB/s
Read 64
Write 61.9
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 49.4
39% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 94 42 40 24 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 59.1
Mixed 11.4
SusWrite 60.9
30% 41.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 26 29 31 29 33 MB/s
Read 53
Write 41.2
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 28.6
31% 41.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
54% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 21,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

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