Average Bench: 43.8% (435th of 1015)

more Based on 25,789 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-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 56.1% 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 1.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 38.7%. 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 46MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,789 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.3 Read 85.1 113
28.3 Write 78.9 112
20.4 Mixed 46 60.8
29.8 SusWrite 67.5 109
51% 69.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.64 2.2
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%
223GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 117 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 116
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 71 71 92 100 101 MB/s
Read 110
Write 50.7
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 81.9
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 62 76 54 47 53 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 95.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 59.8
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 51 53 46 57 80 MB/s
Read 100
Write 80.7
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 56
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 90 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 61.3
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 90.1
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 62 74 77 92 95 MB/s
Read 37
Write 7.2
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 79.2
25% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.17 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 89 99 75 80 93 MB/s
Read 19.5
Write 61
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 88.4
35% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
53% 0.37 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 23 24 26 30 26 MB/s
Read 30
Write 35.2
Mixed 18
SusWrite 25.6
20% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 19,825 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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