Average Bench: 93.4% (23rd of 1010)

more Based on 2,363 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 6.6% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 40.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 170 210
126 Write 158 188
79.2 Mixed 129 172
76.3 SusWrite 151 189
112% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.87 4K Read 1.47 1.9
2.23 4K Write 4.03 4.88
0.33 4K Mixed 0.9 1.7
236% 2.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 142 142 143 144 MB/s
Read 162
Write 130
Mixed 104
SusWrite 143
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
321% 2.53 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 126 139 142 145 147 MB/s
Read 168
Write 144
Mixed 108
SusWrite 136
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
323% 2.57 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 152 153 155 154 MB/s
Read 133
Write 122
Mixed 84
SusWrite 152
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
336% 2.67 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 150 128 130 139 147 MB/s
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 52.6
SusWrite 141
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $495

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