Average Bench: 41.7% (475th of 1015)

more Based on 60,599 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-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 30.4%. 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 50.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 60,599 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.5 Read 74.7 97.2
29.8 Write 71.6 96.3
24.7 Mixed 50.4 65.7
31.5 SusWrite 70.5 96.7
49.2% 66.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.71 2.4
0.3 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%
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 87 89 94 101 105 MB/s
Read 104
Write 96.1
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 91.2
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 95 96 95 94 90 MB/s
Read 93.9
Write 94.8
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 92.2
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
101% 0.73 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 70 71 75 74 70 MB/s
Read 66.1
Write 68.8
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 70.8
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.77 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 58 58 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 59.1
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 57.6
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 30 28 24 25 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 62.5
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 47.7
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.8 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 01.00A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 8.9 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 MB/s
Read 91
Write 8
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 9.2
22% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
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Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
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