Average Bench: 82.8% (59th of 984)

more Based on 5,181 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5003AZEX-00K1GA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K1GA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K1G, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RLF, WD5003AZ EX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLF, WDC WD5003AZEX-00JDH, WDC WD5003AZEX-00JDHA0, WD5003AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00MK2, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K3C, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K1G, WDC WD5003AZEX-00MK2A0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00S3DA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00MK2, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RKK, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K3CA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K3CA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00MK2A0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RLFA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00S3DA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K3C

Very good average bench

The WD Black 500GB (2012) averaged just 17.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 500GB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 500GB (2012) is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 500GB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 149 197
103 Write 139 177
84.3 Mixed 127 161
104% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.86 1.31
0.65 4K Write 2.3 2.91
0.15 4K Mixed 0.27 0.36
108% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 210
Write 176
Mixed 164
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.26
113% 1.26 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 192
Write 170
Mixed 160
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.35
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.38
149% 1.5 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 165
Mixed 153
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.3
138% 1.43 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 150
Mixed 139
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 1.22 MB/s
351GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 134
Mixed 140
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.2
94% 1.05 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 231
Write 32.8
Mixed 71.8
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.87 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 98.9
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.29
127% 1.3 MB/s
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