Average Bench: 35.9% (583rd of 1015)

more Based on 10,741 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-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 WD50 00AACS-07G8B0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00D0B

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB averaged 64.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/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 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,741 samples)
Min Avg Max
39 Read 64.4 90.1
32.8 Write 62.6 87.7
29.1 Mixed 46.6 60.5
35.3 SusWrite 60.3 87.7
43.2% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.54 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2.03 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
141% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 183 186 186 186 MB/s
Read 135
Write 130
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 185
86% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
356% 2.73 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 91 91 89 91 MB/s
Read 82
Write 82.2
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 90
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.7 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 83 80 84 84 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 82.3
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 83.1
56% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.37 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 64 65 65 66 MB/s
Read 63
Write 63.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 62.7
44% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 59 59 57 58 59 MB/s
Read 57.1
Write 53.3
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 57.6
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.27 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 53 54 53 55 MB/s
Read 44.6
Write 45.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 54.1
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 47 46 46 MB/s
Read 42
Write 45
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 46
31% 42.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $339

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