Average Bench: 89.8% (30th of 1015)

more Based on 4,863 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

Very good average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 500GB averaged just 10.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.08MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,863 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Read 167 208
96.7 Write 153 187
52.7 Mixed 99.6 132
75.3 SusWrite 145 185
104% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 1.61 1.9
0.89 4K Write 4.08 4.9
0.8 4K Mixed 1.54 1.8
314% 2.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 170 175 178 177 175 MB/s
Read 193
Write 188
Mixed 150
SusWrite 173
130% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1.7
348% 2.63 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 155 154 156 153 154 MB/s
Read 184
Write 178
Mixed 103
SusWrite 150
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
357% 2.8 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 151 164 171 167 164 MB/s
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 106
SusWrite 160
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.5
315% 2.47 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 137 136 135 135 136 MB/s
Read 185
Write 164
Mixed 105
SusWrite 136
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.8
364% 2.77 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 138 134 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 172
Write 163
Mixed 109
SusWrite 136
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.8
355% 2.77 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 157 159 153 156 157 MB/s
Read 152
Write 131
Mixed 84
SusWrite 154
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
332% 2.63 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 135 134 132 134 133 MB/s
Read 161
Write 155
Mixed 111
SusWrite 134
104% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
338% 2.67 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 1,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $259

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


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