Average Bench: 91.2% (18th of 1015)

more Based on 8,510 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 8.8% 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 1.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.21MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 47.7%. 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 102MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,510 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 168 211
107 Write 155 186
67.9 Mixed 102 132
79.6 SusWrite 148 187
106% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.63 1.9
2.6 4K Write 4.21 4.9
1 4K Mixed 1.56 1.8
319% 2.47 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: 189 189 189 190 190 190 MB/s
Read 214
Write 179
Mixed 120
SusWrite 190
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.6
330% 2.53 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 170 182 188 172 179 MB/s
Read 201
Write 168
Mixed 109
SusWrite 178
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
356% 2.83 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 171 174 175 172 173 MB/s
Read 183
Write 162
Mixed 118
SusWrite 168
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.6
331% 2.5 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 157 158 159 159 MB/s
Read 163
Write 156
Mixed 113
SusWrite 157
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
327% 2.6 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 161 161 162 163 163 MB/s
Read 153
Write 142
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 162
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
336% 2.67 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 161 161 163 159 MB/s
Read 154
Write 151
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 161
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.6
322% 2.5 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 145 146 147 146 145 MB/s
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 146
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.5
319% 2.5 MB/s
391GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 81 93 96 92 98 MB/s
Read 158
Write 145
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 92.5
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.6
318% 2.4 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 7,507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $594

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


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