Average Bench: 94.5% (14th of 984)

more Based on 48 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 5.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.48MB/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.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 48 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 169 217
92.6 Write 160 188
90.2 Mixed 148 175
119% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.94 4K Read 1.41 1.9
0.66 4K Write 3.48 4.75
0.32 4K Mixed 0.4 0.47
167% 1.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
355GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 154
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.45
4K Write 3.77
4K Mixed 0.43
177% 1.88 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 169
Write 167
Mixed 156
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.75
4K Write 3.78
4K Mixed 0.34
180% 1.95 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 154
Write 141
Mixed 134
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 3.89
4K Mixed 0.4
160% 1.77 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: YB01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 123
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.65
4K Write 4.43
4K Mixed 0.34
188% 2.14 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,254,850 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 59%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $706

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