Average Bench: 41.7% (478th of 1015)

more Based on 47,916 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-22S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-00M2B, WD5000AADS-56S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-56S9B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-57S9B, WDC WD50 00AADS-56S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-00S888, WDC WD5000AADS-32M2B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-22S9B0, WD5000AADS-57S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-14S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11P8B2, WDC WD50 00AADS-67S9B, WDC WD50 00AADS-57S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-00L4B, WDC WD5000AADS-22S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-98S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-67S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-19S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-00M2B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-00L4B1, WDC WD5000AADS-56S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-67S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B3, WDC WD5000AADS-63U7B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B2, WDC WD5000AADS-67S9B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-22S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-98S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-114BB, WDC WD50 00AADS-00M2B0, WDC WD5000AADS-14S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B, WDC WD50 00AADS-98S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-57S9B, WDC WD50 00AADS-00S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-56S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-00S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-56S9B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-11P8B2, WDC WD50 00AADS-14S9B, WDC WD50 00AADS-11M2B, WDC WD5000AADS-114BB1, WDC WD5000AADS-57S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-56S9B, WDC WD50 00AADS-67S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-67S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-14S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-14S9B1, WD5000AA DS-57S9B1, WDC WD50 00AADS-00L4B, WDC WD5000AADS-00L4B1, WDC WD5000AADS-1, WDC WD50 00AADS-11M2B1, WDC WD5000AADS-0, WDC WD50 00AADS-11M2B2, WDC WD50 00AADS-00M2B, WDC WD50 00AADS-98S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-5, WDC WD5000AADS-6, WDC WD5000AADS-9

Below average average bench

The WD Green 500GB (2009) averaged 58.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2009) is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 500GB (2009) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 47,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 74.1 98.1
30.1 Write 73.2 97.7
24.3 Mixed 50 65.6
28.8 SusWrite 71 97.7
49.4% 67.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.71 2.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
124% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
304GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 81 80 82 81 MB/s
Read 80.4
Write 79.9
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 80.7
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 72 72 74 74 MB/s
Read 78
Write 70.5
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 72.9
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 60 65 74 80 71 MB/s
Read 79
Write 74.8
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 64.6
46% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.83 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 56 57 56 57 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 71.2
Mixed 46.9
SusWrite 56.1
45% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 54 53 53 MB/s
Read 49
Write 50.7
Mixed 45
SusWrite 53.1
37% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 1.03 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 50
Write 49.7
Mixed 47
SusWrite 49.6
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 1.13 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $325

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