Average Bench: 96.2% (12th of 984)

more Based on 1,527 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 3.8% 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 3.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.35MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 33%. 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 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
139 Read 175 219
127 Write 160 187
104 Mixed 150 178
121% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.82 4K Read 1.35 1.78
1.5 4K Write 3.88 4.66
0.3 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
172% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
353GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 226
Write 176
Mixed 179
146% 194 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.33
148% 1.58 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 6A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 193
Mixed 174
141% 187 MB/s
4K Read 1.74
4K Write 4.12
4K Mixed 0.44
198% 2.1 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 198
Write 170
Mixed 167
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 3.88
4K Mixed 0.46
166% 1.79 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 167
Mixed 159
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.73
4K Write 4.41
4K Mixed 0.38
196% 2.18 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 167
Mixed 151
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.74
4K Write 4.11
4K Mixed 0.46
200% 2.1 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 135
Mixed 128
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.61
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.3
113% 0.86 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 7,014 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: $889

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