Average Bench: 96.3% (11th of 984)

more Based on 1,668 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 3.7% 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 3.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.36MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 32.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 174MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 174 214
131 Write 161 188
109 Mixed 151 179
122% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.86 4K Read 1.36 1.78
2.51 4K Write 3.92 4.67
0.3 4K Mixed 0.4 0.46
173% 1.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free
Firmware: 6A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 182
Mixed 184
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.66
4K Write 3.95
4K Mixed 0.42
189% 2.01 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 176
Mixed 170
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 3.86
4K Mixed 0.35
159% 1.79 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 169
Mixed 146
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.49
4K Write 4.55
4K Mixed 0.45
196% 2.17 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 166
Mixed 157
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 0.74
4K Mixed 0.34
103% 0.77 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 156
Mixed 142
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.72
4K Write 4.32
4K Mixed 0.38
194% 2.14 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 146
Mixed 150
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 3.99
4K Mixed 0.32
148% 1.74 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 148
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 4.01
4K Mixed 0.41
168% 1.86 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 141
Mixed 137
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.27
106% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 5,338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $900

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