Average Bench: 95.5% (20th of 1010)

more Based on 77 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 4.4% 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 3.55MB/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 33.8%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 161MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 77 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 171 213
133 Write 161 187
102 Mixed 148 175
120 SusWrite 160 180
119% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.97 4K Read 1.41 1.76
0.66 4K Write 3.55 4.63
0.33 4K Mixed 0.44 0.57
174% 1.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 225
Write 179
Mixed 172
144% 192 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 4.37
4K Mixed 0.4
172% 1.96 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: YB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 183 183 183 169 183 MB/s
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 101
SusWrite 180
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.5
324% 2.63 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: YB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 182 182 183 170 181 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 102
SusWrite 180
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.5
317% 2.53 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 109 104 121 130 144 MB/s
Read 134
Write 146
Mixed 106
SusWrite 120
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.5
301% 2.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,132,054 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 50%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,090

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