Average Bench: 36.9% (560th of 1015)

more Based on 13,725 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AACS-00ZUB0, WDC WD5000AACS-32ZUB0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00G8B0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00G8B1, WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B, WDC WD50 00AACS-19G8B1, WD5000AACS-00ZWB0, WDC WD5000AACS-00ZUB, WDC WD5000AACS-00M6B0, WD5000AACS-00ZWBO, WDC WD5000AACS-0, WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B, WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B, WDC WD50 00AACS-61M6B2, WDC WD5000AACS-00D0B, WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B0, WDC WD5000AACS-6, WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B1, WD5000AACS-61M6B2, WDC WD5000AACS-00G9B1, WDC WD50 00AACS-32ZUB0, WDC WD5000AACS-22G8B1, WDC WD5000AACS-32ZUB, WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B2, WDC WD50 00AACS-00ZUB, WDC WD50 00AACS-61M6B, WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B1, WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B0, WDC WD50 00AACS-07G8B, WDC WD5000AACS-22G8B, WDC WD5000AACS-00D0B0, WDC WD5000AACS-00ZTB0, WDC WD5000AACS-22ZUB0, WDC WD50 00AACS-22ZUB0, WDC WD5000AACS-GOOD1, WDC WD5000AACS-22ZUB, WD5000AA CS-00ZWB0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00ZUB0, WDC WD5000AACS-19G8B1, WDC WD50 00AACS-00G8B, WDC WD5000AACS-19G8B, WDC WD50 00AACS-07G8B0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00D0B

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB averaged 63.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,725 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.6 Read 66.8 91
36.7 Write 64.3 87.4
30.1 Mixed 47.6 60.4
34.8 SusWrite 61.5 86.9
44.3% 60 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.54 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2.02 2.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
140% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 72.4
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 71.7
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 71.6
Write 70.5
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 65
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 58 60 61 61 MB/s
Read 57.3
Write 43.2
Mixed 44
SusWrite 59.7
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 64 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 53.1
Write 55.4
Mixed 42.1
SusWrite 63.4
40% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 51 52 51 52 MB/s
Read 61.7
Write 53.7
Mixed 43
SusWrite 50.9
39% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 47 47 47 48 MB/s
Read 48.9
Write 46.6
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 47.1
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $952

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