Average Bench: 44.9% (408th of 1014)

more Based on 43,532 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, WD5000LPCX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VH, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, 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-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, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHAT0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 55.1% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 39.4%. 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 70.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
46 Read 85.9 113
28.4 Write 79.4 111
19.8 Mixed 46.3 60.6
31.4 SusWrite 70.4 112
51.7% 70.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.62 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%
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 81 73 96 98 99 MB/s
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 90.1
65% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 1.03 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 93 95 92 93 MB/s
Read 89
Write 90.1
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 87.7
58% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 70 69 70 71 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 68.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 69.8
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 65 49 62 67 47 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 75.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 57.3
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 88 63 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 23.4
Write 95.5
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 83.3
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
36% 0.4 MB/s
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 39 39 37 35 32 MB/s
Read 50
Write 32.7
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 35.6
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 30 44 25 25 MB/s
Read 40.1
Write 27.2
Mixed 16
SusWrite 29.6
21% 28.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.2
49% 0.5 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.3 5.4 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.2 MB/s
Read 4.5
Write 5.5
Mixed 4.8
SusWrite 5.7
4% 5.12 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.03 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 8,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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 Comments

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Terrible

5 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

2 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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