Average Bench: 93.3% (16th of 1010)

more Based on 126 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV1, WDC WD5000BHTZ-0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-1, WDC WD50 00BHTZ-04JCPV1, WDC WD5000BHTZ-88JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-5, WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCP, WDC WD5000BHTZ-8, WDC WD5000BHTZ-60JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-50JCPV0, WDC WD5000BHTZ-04JCPV0

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB averaged just 6.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 126 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 169 213
102 Write 157 187
82 Mixed 129 174
78.5 SusWrite 147 192
111% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.93 4K Read 1.46 1.9
0.69 4K Write 3.65 4.7
0.33 4K Mixed 0.85 1.7
223% 1.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
340GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 171 170 170 171 171 MB/s
Read 187
Write 164
Mixed 119
SusWrite 170
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.7
353% 2.73 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 162 164 164 164 163 MB/s
Read 172
Write 147
Mixed 106
SusWrite 163
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.5
315% 2.47 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 163 165 165 164 165 MB/s
Read 165
Write 151
Mixed 98
SusWrite 165
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1.5
301% 2.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,240,737 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,358

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