Average Bench: 94.8% (15th of 1002)

more Based on 66 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV1, WDC WD5000BHTZ-0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-1, WDC WD50 00BHTZ-04JCPV1, WDC WD5000BHTZ-88JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-5, WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCP, WDC WD5000BHTZ-60JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-50JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV0

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB averaged just 5.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.42MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 66 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 169 197
131 Write 161 187
103 Mixed 149 175
120% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.98 4K Read 1.42 1.78
0.66 4K Write 3.44 4.61
0.33 4K Mixed 0.4 0.45
167% 1.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 164
Mixed 160
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.47
4K Write 4.26
4K Mixed 0.41
186% 2.05 MB/s
268GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 178
Mixed 156
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 3.84
4K Mixed 0.46
173% 1.84 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 6A00
4KALIGNED
Read 156
Write 156
Mixed 137
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.44
4K Write 3.85
4K Mixed 0.42
178% 1.91 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 149
Mixed 145
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 3.67
4K Mixed 0.36
158% 1.75 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $954

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