Average Bench: 47% (365th of 1015)

more Based on 15,546 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2, WDC WD50 01AALS-00F41, WDC WD50 01AALS-00E3A0, WDC WD5001AALS-32E3A0, WDC WD50 01AALS-00L3B, WDC WD50 01AALS-00LWTA0, WDC WD5001AALS-00LWT, WDC WD5001AALS-00LWTA0, WDC WD5001AALS-00E8B0, WDC WD5001AALS-00E3A, WDC WD5001AALS-00J7B, WDC WD5001AALS-00J7B1, WDC WD5001AALS-00J7B0, WDC WD5001AALS-0, WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B, WDC WD50 01AALS-32E3A0, WDC WD5001AALS-00F41A0, WDC WD50 01AALS-00L3B2, WDC WD5001AALS-00F41, WDC WD5001AALS-00L3, WDC WD50 01AALS-00J7B1, WDC WD50 01AALS-00J7B0, WDC WD50 01AALS-00E3A, WD5001AALS-00L3B2, WDC WD50 01AALS-00J7B, WDC WD50 01AALS-00F41A0, WD5001AALS-00L3, WDC WD5001AALS-00E3A0, WDC WD50 01AALS-00LWT

Below average average bench

The WD Black 500GB (2008) averaged 52.9% 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 500GB (2008) is 45.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 500GB (2008) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 85.2 132
36.5 Write 81 123
32.7 Mixed 62.1 86.4
38.9 SusWrite 78.3 122
56.6% 76.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.79 1.2
1 4K Write 2 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1.1
168% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 114 114 114 114 MB/s
Read 120
Write 110
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 113
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 102 102 102 101 MB/s
Read 126
Write 93
Mixed 88
SusWrite 102
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 109 109 109 109 108 MB/s
Read 115
Write 102
Mixed 78.6
SusWrite 102
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.43 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 93 92 93 85 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 95.8
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 92.4
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 75 77 77 79 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 86.4
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 76.8
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.23 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 90 89 88 86 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 53.2
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 87.6
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 54 64 66 67 MB/s
Read 21.3
Write 71.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 63.7
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
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Typical Black 500GB (2008) Builds (Compare 44,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $518

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