Average Bench: 40.6% (500th of 1015)

more Based on 24,338 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, 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-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 59.3% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2009) is 38.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 500GB (2009) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,338 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.3 Read 72.6 100
25 Write 70.7 98
18.8 Mixed 49.3 65.2
28.2 SusWrite 68.8 97.4
48.1% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.56 4K Write 1.65 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
121% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
141GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 95 96 96 95 MB/s
Read 86
Write 88.9
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 94.9
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 01.00A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 91 77 86 90 88 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 90.7
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 83.3
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 78 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 84.7
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 77
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.2 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 59 40 41 79 74 MB/s
Read 102
Write 92
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 56.4
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 58 56 56 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 94.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 56.4
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 67 70 72 77 77 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 81.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 70.2
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 28 46 46 53 53 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 89.2
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 43.2
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 56 54 55 56 56 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 56
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 54.7
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 42 40 32 51 47 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 70
Mixed 18.4
SusWrite 40.5
35% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
43% 0.27 MB/s
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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