Average Bench: 32.9% (648th of 1015)

more Based on 941 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000YS-18MPB1, WDC WD5000YS-09MPB1, WDC WD5000YS-01M, WDC WD50 00YS-18MPB0, WDC WD50 00YS-01MPB0, WDC WD50 00YS-18MPB1, WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1, WDC WD50 00YS-01MPB1, WDC WD5000YS-70VJB1, WDC WD5000YS-70MPB1, WDC WD5000YS-18MPB0, WDC WD5000YS-18M, WDC WD5000YS-01MPB0

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000YS-18MPB1 500GB averaged 67.1% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000YS-18MPB1 500GB is just 17.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000YS-18MPB1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 941 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.8 Read 58.8 69.9
37 Write 56.8 68.5
29.3 Mixed 44.2 52.1
31.6 SusWrite 55.4 69
39.8% 53.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.7
1.2 4K Write 2.02 2.4
0.6 4K Mixed 0.81 1
152% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
400GB free
Firmware: 09.02E09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 65 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 67
Write 59.5
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 66.7
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 65 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 61.2
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 64
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: 09.02E09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 64 64 63 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 62.4
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 63.8
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 53 53 52 MB/s
Read 60.4
Write 53.4
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 52.4
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 62.7
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 38
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 09.02E09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 40 42 43 42 41 MB/s
Read 47.7
Write 44
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 40.9
31% 41.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 5.8 5.2 6.7 5 4.9 MB/s
Read 5
Write 5.2
Mixed 4
SusWrite 5.4
4% 4.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,686,258 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000YS-18MPB1 500GB Builds (Compare 10,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

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