Average Bench: 44.3% (418th of 1015)

more Based on 63,727 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, WD5000LPCX-08U6AA0, WDC WD5000LPCX-22VH, WDC WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-80VHAT0, 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-80VHA, WDC WD5000LPCX-08VHA, WD5000LPCX-24VH, 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, WD5000LPCX-24VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-21VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-35VHAT0, WDC WD50 00LPCX-24VHAT0

Below average average bench

The WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 55.7% 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 1.66MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 39.8%. 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 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 85.3 113
16.6 Write 76.9 111
19.4 Mixed 47.2 60.8
26.8 SusWrite 68.8 111
51.1% 69.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.66 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
120% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 76 84 90 93 95 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 92.3
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 87.1
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 88 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 94.9
Write 98.2
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 85.9
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 61 52 68 80 64 MB/s
Read 97.4
Write 80.6
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 61.9
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 88 86 86 87 MB/s
Read 61.5
Write 58
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 86.8
46% 62 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 87 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 52.6
Write 52.3
Mixed 40.1
SusWrite 86.3
42% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 65 67 67 66 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 57.5
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 66.1
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,043,065 HDDs tested.

Typical Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 19,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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 Comments

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Terrible

20 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

17 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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