Average Bench: 35.6% (588th of 1015)

more Based on 10,447 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 64.4% 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 2.03MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB is 27.9%. 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 46MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 59.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.3 Read 64.1 89.4
32 Write 61.6 86.5
27.5 Mixed 46 59
34 SusWrite 59.4 87.1
42.7% 57.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2.03 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
139% 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: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 88 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 84.3
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 89.4
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
101% 0.73 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 76.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 74.7
52% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.27 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 52 52 52 51 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 77
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 51.3
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 1B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 66 65 66 67 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 58.3
Mixed 48
SusWrite 66.2
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.27 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 49 50 50 49 49 MB/s
Read 48
Write 47.7
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 49.1
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 43 39 35 34 33 MB/s
Read 54.1
Write 52.4
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 37.3
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
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Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 60%
Workstation 24%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $414

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