Average Bench: 36.1% (575th of 1015)

more Based on 11,932 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 63.9% 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 28.4%. 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 46.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,932 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.3 Read 64.8 89.5
35.5 Write 63 88.4
28.2 Mixed 46.5 60.3
34 SusWrite 60.6 87.5
43.4% 58.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2.02 2.5
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%
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 59 61 67 67 61 MB/s
Read 80.9
Write 81.5
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 63.5
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 70 69 70 71 MB/s
Read 56
Write 53.5
Mixed 41
SusWrite 69.5
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 62 61 63 62 62 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 57.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 61.9
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 52 55 54 55 54 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 60.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 53.4
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.8 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 35 42 48 45 48 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 44.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 43.2
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 30 31 20 23 MB/s
Read 11.7
Write 25
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 26.9
14% 19.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB Builds (Compare 24,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 29%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $399

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