Average Bench: 44.4% (423rd of 1015)

more Based on 25,061 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-0, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-80VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-08VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6HT, WDC WD50 00LPCX-00VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHAT2, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHAT0, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHAT1, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-00VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-21VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-75VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-22VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-00VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-60VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-2, WDC WD5000LPCX-08VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-3, WDC WD5000LPCX-6, WDC WD5000LPCX-7, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6HT0, WD5000LPCX-22VHAT1, WDC WD5000LPCX-60VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-35VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-16VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6H, WDC WD5000LPCX-00VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24C6H, WDC WD5000LPCX-75VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHA, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHAT0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 55.6% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 38.8%. 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 46.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.6 Read 85.8 112
27.5 Write 79.3 110
19.5 Mixed 46.2 60.5
29 SusWrite 68.7 109
51.4% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.61 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
117% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
370GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 106 106 107 108 MB/s
Read 108
Write 102
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 106
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.27 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 95 100 99 102 105 MB/s
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 100
68% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 99 100 104 106 102 MB/s
Read 107
Write 101
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 98.2
65% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.93 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 94 96 97 99 99 MB/s
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 95.2
65% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 102 82 62 92 101 MB/s
Read 111
Write 98.7
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 81.9
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 105 104 104 100 100 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 98.6
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 102
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 66 74 67 78 78 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 32.7
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 66.3
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 18,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

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