Average Bench: 36.6% (566th of 1015)

more Based on 19,443 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-32G8B1, WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B0, WDC WD5000AACS-63L2B0, 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 63.4% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.96MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB is 26.9%. 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 46.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.1 Read 65.2 90.3
37.1 Write 63 87.1
28.2 Mixed 46.8 61.5
35.3 SusWrite 61.8 89.1
43.7% 59.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.8 4K Write 1.96 2.55
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
136% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 65 66 67 65 66 MB/s
Read 68.9
Write 69.7
Mixed 47.1
SusWrite 64.9
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 48 47 43 49 MB/s
Read 44
Write 36.5
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 47.5
31% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $101

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,027

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