Average Bench: 96.4% (12th of 983)

more Based on 1,447 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-6, WDC WD5000HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-7, WDC WD5000HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-60N21

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 500GB averaged just 3.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Read 175 218
129 Write 160 189
106 Mixed 150 179
122% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.73 4K Read 1.34 1.78
1.55 4K Write 3.86 4.65
0.3 4K Mixed 0.39 0.45
171% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
462GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 226
Write 189
Mixed 186
150% 200 MB/s
4K Read 1.47
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.46
179% 1.84 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: 6A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 221
Write 177
Mixed 175
144% 191 MB/s
4K Read 1.71
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.43
198% 2.15 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 168
Mixed 158
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 4.03
4K Mixed 0.35
153% 1.78 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 160
Mixed 161
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 4.12
4K Mixed 0.38
167% 1.89 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 163
Mixed 160
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.63
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.37
122% 0.9 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 159
Mixed 68.6
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.33
102% 0.73 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 200
Write 117
Mixed 169
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.38
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.21
109% 1.04 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 6,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $893

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