Average Bench: 95.8% (11th of 984)

more Based on 1,974 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 4.2% 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 3.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 32.4%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 173MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
137 Read 173 216
133 Write 160 187
107 Mixed 150 179
121% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.85 4K Read 1.33 1.78
1.22 4K Write 3.85 4.6
0.31 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
170% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 170
Mixed 146
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.72
4K Write 4.41
4K Mixed 0.45
203% 2.19 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 149
Mixed 141
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 3.28
4K Mixed 0.41
158% 1.64 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 148
Mixed 143
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.64
4K Mixed 0.4
151% 1.66 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 138
Mixed 126
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.67
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.37
124% 0.92 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 135
Mixed 125
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.54
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.46
192% 2.03 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 6,974 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: 67% - Good Total price: $895

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