Average Bench: 40.5% (494th of 1015)

more Based on 63,281 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-22S9B, WD5000AADS-56S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-00M2B, WDC WD5000AADS-00S9BO, 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-114BB1, WDC WD50 00AADS-00L4B1, WDC WD5000AADS-56S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-00L5B1, WDC WD5000AADS-67S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B3, WDC WD5000AADS-98S9B0, WDC WD5000AADS-63U7B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B1, WDC WD5000AADS-11M2B2, WDC WD5000AADS-67S9B0, WDC WD50 00AADS-22S9B, WDC WD5000AADS-001CA0, 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 WD5000AADS-CDSL0A, WDC WD50 00AADS-98S9B1, WDC WD5000AADS-5, WDC WD5000AADS-6, WDC WD5000AADS-9

Below average average bench

The WD Green 500GB (2009) averaged 59.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.72MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2009) is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 500GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 63,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.8 Read 71.8 94.7
26.9 Write 70 94.1
26.7 Mixed 50.1 65.6
25.8 SusWrite 69 95.8
48.1% 65.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.61 4K Write 1.72 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
123% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
375GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 89 86 92 91 93 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 89
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 89.3
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 84 82 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 92.6
Write 80.8
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 82.5
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 89 87 85 88 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 75.5
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 88.3
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 82 80 81 69 53 MB/s
Read 90
Write 80.7
Mixed 55
SusWrite 73.3
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 67 77 80 76 83 MB/s
Read 83
Write 64.7
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 74.2
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.93 MB/s
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