Average Bench: 90.5% (30th of 1015)

more Based on 4,515 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 1.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 50%. 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 4,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Read 167 208
107 Write 154 187
62.5 Mixed 101 132
74.7 SusWrite 147 185
105% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.64 1.9
2.02 4K Write 4.26 4.9
0.9 4K Mixed 1.57 1.8
321% 2.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 178 179 179 179 179 MB/s
Read 210
Write 190
Mixed 125
SusWrite 179
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
357% 2.8 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 168 171 171 171 MB/s
Read 184
Write 167
Mixed 122
SusWrite 170
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.6
335% 2.57 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 131 170 168 169 170 MB/s
Read 184
Write 180
Mixed 107
SusWrite 158
116% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.6
322% 2.47 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 159 159 158 160 MB/s
Read 140
Write 129
Mixed 104
SusWrite 159
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
321% 2.53 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 112 109 112 111 112 MB/s
Read 176
Write 161
Mixed 89
SusWrite 110
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1.6
328% 2.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,303,422 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 1,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 62%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $352

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

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