Average Bench: 90.1% (30th of 1010)

more Based on 2,906 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 9.8% 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 4.12MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 45.7%. 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 99.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Read 167 207
116 Write 154 185
53.6 Mixed 99.4 131
77 SusWrite 146 183
104% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.64 1.9
0.8 4K Write 4.12 4.9
0.8 4K Mixed 1.54 1.8
316% 2.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 161 182 185 188 188 MB/s
Read 207
Write 173
Mixed 97
SusWrite 179
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.5
295% 2.07 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 182 178 181 179 180 MB/s
Read 183
Write 171
Mixed 104
SusWrite 180
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.8
364% 2.77 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 159 161 161 159 MB/s
Read 175
Write 170
Mixed 96
SusWrite 159
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.7
347% 2.7 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 164 165 165 165 164 MB/s
Read 166
Write 162
Mixed 110
SusWrite 164
111% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.5
331% 2.67 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 135 136 135 134 MB/s
Read 182
Write 180
Mixed 119
SusWrite 135
114% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
359% 2.83 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 138 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 151
Write 150
Mixed 119
SusWrite 139
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
348% 2.77 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 126 130 139 145 MB/s
Read 136
Write 134
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 140
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $478

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