Average Bench: 94.5% (14th of 984)

more Based on 38 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 5.4% 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 3.33MB/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 38 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 169 217
92.6 Write 160 188
90.2 Mixed 148 175
120% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.94 4K Read 1.41 1.9
0.66 4K Write 3.33 4.75
0.32 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
164% 1.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
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
466GB free
Firmware: YB01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 177
Mixed 167
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.46
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.43
136% 1.12 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 192
Write 157
Mixed 140
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.53
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.4
121% 0.87 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
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
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
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,798,405 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 58%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $707

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