Average Bench: 42.6% (501st of 1010)

more Based on 3,676 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD50 00AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-6, WDC WD5000AVDS-57U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-68U7B0, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B10, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B0, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-73U7B, WD5000AVDS-63U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B0, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-7, WDC WD5000AVDS-73U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-73U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-73U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-57U7B

Below average average bench

The WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB averaged 57.4% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.01MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 56.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Read 75.7 95.6
45 Write 73.8 91.5
15.3 Mixed 58.8 87.9
19.5 SusWrite 56.7 89
49.1% 66.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.6
0.37 4K Write 1.01 2
0.09 4K Mixed 0.27 0.6
66% 0.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
332GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 83 83 82 84 85 MB/s
Read 93.9
Write 89.1
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 82.4
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 83.3
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 87.1
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 78 38 81 79 85 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 91.2
Mixed 63
SusWrite 71.7
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 89 92 93 93 93 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 51
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 91.9
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
112% 0.63 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 60 60 61 61 MB/s
Read 61.7
Write 60.2
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 60.6
44% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 55 56 56 54 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 58.9
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 55.4
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 35 51 26 40 55 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 52.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 37.4
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,050,342 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB Builds (Compare 24,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $368

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