Average Bench: 94.2% (15th of 983)

more Based on 36 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV1, WDC WD5000BHTZ-0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-1, 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 5.7% 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 3.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.41MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB is 34.4%. 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 159MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 169 217
92.6 Write 159 188
90.2 Mixed 148 175
119% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.94 4K Read 1.41 1.9
0.66 4K Write 3.45 4.75
0.32 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
166% 1.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
225GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 213
Write 181
Mixed 171
141% 188 MB/s
4K Read 1.75
4K Write 4.69
4K Mixed 0.39
203% 2.27 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 185
Mixed 173
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 4.24
4K Mixed 0.44
181% 1.98 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 181
Mixed 169
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1.69
4K Write 4.49
4K Mixed 0.43
202% 2.2 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 164
Mixed 171
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 4.59
4K Mixed 0.4
180% 2.07 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 156
Mixed 156
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 3.89
4K Mixed 0.38
158% 1.78 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 146
Mixed 150
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 3.81
4K Mixed 0.32
146% 1.69 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: YB01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 130
Mixed 132
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.52
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.41
159% 1.53 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 538 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $716

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