Average Bench: 53.9% (262nd of 984)

more Based on 2,989 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 WD50 00BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-, WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-75PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-00PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-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 1.65MB/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 27.4%. 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,989 samples)
Min Avg Max
65 Read 95.3 116
61.7 Write 92.3 113
8.11 Mixed 79.6 109
66.8% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 0.53 0.76
0.45 4K Write 1.65 2.25
0.11 4K Mixed 0.22 0.31
76.9% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 107
Mixed 106
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.3
109% 1.15 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 109
Mixed 110
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.23
94% 1 MB/s
263GB 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 102
Mixed 101
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.79 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98
Write 89
Mixed 94.1
71% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.12
67% 0.85 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 82.2
Write 92.7
Mixed 94.3
68% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.27
94% 0.97 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.2
Write 79.6
Mixed 75.6
58% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 0.48
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.49 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.5
Write 62.6
Mixed 65.6
46% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.15
24% 0.16 MB/s
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