Average Bench: 53.4% (267th of 984)

more Based on 3,618 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-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 46.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/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 25.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.9 Read 94.7 114
63.8 Write 91.2 112
8.07 Mixed 80.4 108
66.6% 88.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 0.51 0.75
0.43 4K Write 1.61 2.22
0.11 4K Mixed 0.22 0.31
76% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
378GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 101
Write 90.3
Mixed 95.2
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.21
65% 0.7 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 93.4
Mixed 7.4
47% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.8 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 82.6
Mixed 87.4
66% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.79 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 90.2
Mixed 81.7
63% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.82 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 61.6
Write 80.9
Mixed 74.1
54% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.06
24% 0.32 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 100
Write 38
Mixed 84.9
56% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.27
68% 0.72 MB/s
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