Average Bench: 38.5% (544th of 1010)

more Based on 3,994 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

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB averaged 61.5% 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 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.9 Read 70.8 94.2
22.5 Write 68.9 92.2
17.1 Mixed 50 65.8
20 SusWrite 63.2 91.6
46.7% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1 2.01
0.1 4K Mixed 0.51 0.8
94.6% 0.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
439GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 92 91 92 92 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 93.5
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 91.6
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 81 81 82 82 MB/s
Read 82
Write 75.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 81.1
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 68 69 72 77 83 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 58
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 73.6
49% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.5 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 81 81 78 83 80 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 52.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 80.4
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 60 66 75 75 78 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 57.2
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 67.8
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 52 42 41 38 59 MB/s
Read 77
Write 64.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 42.3
42% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 30 30 33 41 43 MB/s
Read 54.9
Write 57.1
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 33.1
36% 48.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 32 19 23 22 23 MB/s
Read 17.5
Write 31.3
Mixed 15.5
SusWrite 21.9
16% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,788,389 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB Builds (Compare 23,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $583

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