Average Bench: 42.7% (483rd of 984)

more Based on 2,028 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD50 00AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-6, WDC WD5000AVDS-57U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B10, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B0, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-73U7B, 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 57.3% 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 0.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.06MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB is 22.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.8 Read 75.6 94.1
48.9 Write 73.2 91.5
16.1 Mixed 57.1 86.9
51.3% 68.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.58
0.42 4K Write 1.06 2.01
0.08 4K Mixed 0.23 0.36
62.1% 0.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
337GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.8
Write 74.4
Mixed 80
61% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.18
56% 0.54 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.7
Write 73.6
Mixed 83.3
61% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.3
70% 0.58 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.5
Write 71.9
Mixed 83.5
59% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.19
54% 0.51 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.6
Write 73.7
Mixed 63
53% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.25
55% 0.45 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.4
Write 71.3
Mixed 36.5
45% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.22
62% 0.54 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.8
Write 56.7
Mixed 56.4
44% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.18
50% 0.47 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.7
Write 55.7
Mixed 60.7
45% 59.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.28
85% 0.86 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 34.8
Write 47.4
Mixed 40.4
31% 40.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.07
4K Mixed 0.03
6% 0.04 MB/s
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Gaming 65%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock B75 Pro3-M - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $589

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