Average Bench: 43.5% (442nd of 1015)

more Based on 34,737 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 56.5% 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

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 45.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.5 Read 84.2 113
30.3 Write 78.1 110
20.6 Mixed 45.8 60.6
29.4 SusWrite 67.2 110
50.5% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.62 2.21
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
118% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 114 115 115 114 MB/s
Read 118
Write 107
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 114
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 110
Write 112
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 115
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 95 105 108 110 MB/s
Read 113
Write 114
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 97.1
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 53 66 54 59 53 MB/s
Read 100
Write 73
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 57.1
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 53 40 59 65 82 MB/s
Read 86.9
Write 91.5
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 56.7
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 60 86 79 98 102 MB/s
Read 55
Write 33.2
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 74.1
34% 46.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
44% 0.2 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 40 36 37 39 55 MB/s
Read 83.1
Write 80.5
Mixed 20.3
SusWrite 39.3
40% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
55% 0.53 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 44 55 54 57 57 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 63.1
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 51.3
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 23,630 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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