Average Bench: 90.6% (26th of 1015)

more Based on 4,986 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-6, WDC WD5000HHTZ-75N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-7, WDC WD5000HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD5000HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-0, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD50 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD5000HHTZ-60N21

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 500GB averaged just 9.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.23MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Read 167 206
106 Write 154 188
61.4 Mixed 101 131
85.1 SusWrite 147 185
105% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.06 4K Read 1.64 1.9
1.87 4K Write 4.23 4.9
0.8 4K Mixed 1.56 1.8
320% 2.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
312GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 179 178 178 179 180 MB/s
Read 182
Write 178
Mixed 121
SusWrite 179
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
353% 2.77 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 176 171 169 167 162 MB/s
Read 182
Write 169
Mixed 120
SusWrite 167
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
340% 2.67 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 184 184 182 184 185 MB/s
Read 164
Write 156
Mixed 108
SusWrite 182
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 1.7
336% 2.5 MB/s
268GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 135 137 140 140 140 MB/s
Read 189
Write 151
Mixed 119
SusWrite 139
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
338% 2.67 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 157 161 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 174
Write 180
Mixed 112
SusWrite 154
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1.7
344% 2.6 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 1,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 61%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $339

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Awesome speed for an HDD great guarantee so I see the price as worth it.

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