Average Bench: 94.1% (18th of 1010)

more Based on 89 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-8, WDC WD5000BHTZ-60JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-50JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV0

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB averaged just 5.8% 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 3.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/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. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 159MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 89 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 168 210
125 Write 159 187
90.4 Mixed 142 175
95.8 SusWrite 146 180
114% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.93 4K Read 1.42 1.8
0.67 4K Write 3.59 4.69
0.33 4K Mixed 0.58 1.6
190% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free
Firmware: YB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 160 159 159 160 MB/s
Read 164
Write 142
Mixed 98.2
SusWrite 159
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.6
320% 2.43 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 6A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 138
Write 127
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 150
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.7
345% 2.63 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 100 94 87 98 100 MB/s
Read 10.4
Write 114
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 95.8
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
232% 1.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,770,223 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,201

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