Average Bench: 52% (303rd of 1010)

more Based on 4,161 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-22PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-22PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-00PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-11PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-75PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-11PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-00PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-75PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-08PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-80PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-66PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-, WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-75PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-80PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-00PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-22PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-22PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-75PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-8, WDC WD50 00BPKT-60PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-7, WDC WD5000BPKT-6, WDC WD5000BPKT-66PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-0, WDC WD5000BPKT-2, WDC WD5000BPKT-24PK4T0, WD5000BPKT-75PK, WDC WD5000BPKT-00PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-66PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4T0

Average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) averaged 48.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 30.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,161 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.5 Read 92.8 115
55.7 Write 89.5 111
8.05 Mixed 74.3 107
35.6 SusWrite 79.3 111
62.2% 83.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.8
0.46 4K Write 1.62 2.24
0.1 4K Mixed 0.3 0.9
85.4% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
319GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 103 104 104 102 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 103
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 103 103 103 105 105 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 72
SusWrite 104
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 89 88 98 96 86 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 90.1
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 90.3
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 48 40 94 106 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 84.2
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 70
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 33 52 46 72 79 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 94.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 55.7
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 40 35 39 38 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 91
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 38.2
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.43 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $381

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