Average Bench: 83.9% (54th of 984)

more Based on 3,970 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5003AZEX-00K1GA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K1GA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K1G, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K1G, WDC WD5003AZEX-00MK2A0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RLF, WD5003AZ EX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLF, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00S3DA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00JDH, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00MK2, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RKK, WD5003AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K3CA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00MK2, WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K3CA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00MK2A0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RLFA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00K3C, WDC WD5003AZEX-00S3DA0, WDC WD50 03AZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD5003AZEX-00K3C

Very good average bench

The WD Black 500GB (2012) averaged just 16.1% 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 2.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 500GB (2012) is 43%. 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 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,970 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 151 197
99.2 Write 141 180
82.9 Mixed 129 165
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.9 1.33
0.72 4K Write 2.35 3
0.16 4K Mixed 0.27 0.36
111% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
308GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 223
Write 160
Mixed 159
135% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 0.63
4K Mixed 0.2
69% 0.55 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 169
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.29
95% 1.06 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 166
Mixed 154
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.24
111% 1.22 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 148
Mixed 138
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.3
110% 1.2 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 159
Mixed 127
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.29
118% 1.16 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 134
Mixed 131
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.26
125% 1.32 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 125
Mixed 118
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.24
132% 1.44 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 111
Mixed 119
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.2
98% 1.15 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 105
Mixed 109
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.2
97% 1.17 MB/s
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