Average Bench: 42.9% (454th of 1015)

more Based on 30,639 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 57.0% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.57MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 38.5%. 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 44.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,639 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.5 Read 82.8 112
29.7 Write 77.3 108
18.9 Mixed 44.9 60.5
29.6 SusWrite 66.6 108
49.8% 67.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.57 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
114% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
451GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 118 118 118 119 MB/s
Read 112
Write 112
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 117
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 96 95 96 95 MB/s
Read 84.4
Write 79.3
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 94.7
56% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 96 101 99 104 98 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 104
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 99.9
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
256GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 88 91 90 90 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 89.8
Mixed 52.6
SusWrite 89.5
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 66 77 88 92 95 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 97.3
Mixed 54.4
SusWrite 81.5
59% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 60 54 78 59 81 MB/s
Read 105
Write 99.7
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 64.2
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 24 24 26 23 23 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 48.3
Mixed 17
SusWrite 23.9
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
106% 0.7 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 36 18 8.9 24 44 MB/s
Read 5
Write 48
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 25
22% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 22,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

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