Average Bench: 94.7% (15th of 1002)

more Based on 2,583 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 5.3% 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 1.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 35.8%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,583 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 171 218
125 Write 158 184
106 Mixed 148 176
119% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.84 4K Read 1.33 1.77
2.24 4K Write 3.86 4.6
0.31 4K Mixed 0.4 0.46
171% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
370GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 168
Mixed 158
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.57
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.46
191% 2.01 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 139
Mixed 147
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 3.84
4K Mixed 0.39
165% 1.82 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 157
Mixed 152
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.09
4K Mixed 0.4
174% 1.93 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 150
Mixed 146
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 3.97
4K Mixed 0.4
185% 1.99 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 153
Write 151
Mixed 150
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.49
4K Write 3.68
4K Mixed 0.38
172% 1.85 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 134
Mixed 140
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.36
100% 0.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,674,544 HDDs tested.

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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 9,146 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $759

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