Average Bench: 41.5% (476th of 1015)

more Based on 56,046 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, 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 58.5% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2009) is 35.2%. 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 49.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 Read 74.4 99.1
20.6 Write 71 97.5
20 Mixed 49.8 65.1
22.5 SusWrite 69.9 97.3
48.8% 66.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.67 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
122% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
382GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 98 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 95.2
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 96.4
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 91 88 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 86
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 90.8
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 85 83 83 84 85 MB/s
Read 81.9
Write 72.5
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 83.5
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 82 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 73.6
Write 74
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 81.6
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
231GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 73 72 71 71 MB/s
Read 71.8
Write 77.3
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 72
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 69 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 64.2
Write 61.1
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 69.4
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 48 76 75 75 76 MB/s
Read 59
Write 80.7
Mixed 14.8
SusWrite 70.4
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Green 500GB (2009) Builds (Compare 34,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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