Average Bench: 41% (496th of 1015)

more Based on 28,557 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 59.0% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.73MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2009) is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 500GB (2009) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,557 samples)
Min Avg Max
31 Read 73.5 96.8
30.8 Write 71.2 95.4
24.3 Mixed 49.5 66
28.6 SusWrite 69.1 95.6
48.5% 65.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.73 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%
459GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 94 97 96 95 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 92.8
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 95.2
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 86 84 87 87 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 82.5
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 86.3
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
175% 1.4 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 81
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 69.6
56% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 84 83 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 74
Write 72.8
Mixed 40
SusWrite 83.8
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 1.07 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 83 84 85 85 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 74.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 83.6
49% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 52 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 62.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 52.2
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 61 59 46 55 57 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 53.3
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 54.2
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.77 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 19 14 14 37 45 MB/s
Read 66
Write 66
Mixed 52
SusWrite 24.2
39% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Green 500GB (2009) Builds (Compare 40,038 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $560

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