Average Bench: 90.1% (25th of 1015)

more Based on 4,814 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.13MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 500GB is 45.4%. 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 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,814 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 168 209
114 Write 155 187
57.5 Mixed 101 133
80.4 SusWrite 146 185
105% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.99 4K Read 1.63 1.9
0.8 4K Write 4.13 4.9
0.8 4K Mixed 1.55 1.8
316% 2.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free
Firmware: 04.06A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 181 182 181 181 MB/s
Read 209
Write 189
Mixed 119
SusWrite 181
128% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.6
326% 2.5 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 04.06A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 189 190 191 191 192 MB/s
Read 197
Write 184
Mixed 91
SusWrite 183
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.6
308% 2.17 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 161 161 161 162 162 MB/s
Read 187
Write 180
Mixed 103
SusWrite 161
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
361% 2.87 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 139 138 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 168
Write 162
Mixed 110
SusWrite 137
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.7
338% 2.63 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,927 HDDs tested.


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Typical VelociRaptor 500GB Builds (Compare 1,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
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Desktop 62%
Workstation 38%
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System: HP Z220 CMT Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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