Average Bench: 53.8% (263rd of 984)

more Based on 3,200 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-22PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4, 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-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 WD5000BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4T0

Average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) averaged 46.1% 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 Write Speed 1.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 27.6%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.6 Read 95.2 117
63.4 Write 92.2 113
8.11 Mixed 80.8 108
67.1% 89.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.52 0.76
0.39 4K Write 1.64 2.27
0.09 4K Mixed 0.22 0.31
76.6% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 116
Mixed 105
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.31
110% 1.16 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 105
Mixed 93.8
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.27
88% 0.94 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 97.7
Mixed 96.3
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.19
86% 0.92 MB/s
353GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 107
Write 89.5
Mixed 96.4
74% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.19
91% 1.01 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 104
Write 87.3
Mixed 95.6
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.25
85% 0.92 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.1
Write 89.2
Mixed 85.7
67% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.09
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.19
39% 0.35 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $320

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