Average Bench: 40.5% (493rd 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-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%
208GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 63.1
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 88.9
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 72
Write 72.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 78.7
49% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.93 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 89 92 93 93 94 MB/s
Read 45.4
Write 46.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 92
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 01.00A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 58 57 57 62 62 MB/s
Read 67.8
Write 73.1
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 57.6
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 58 57 57 56 57 MB/s
Read 63
Write 56.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 56.6
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
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Desktop 75%
Workstation 7%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $317

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