Average Bench: 36.4% (571st of 1015)

more Based on 10,182 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 WD50 00AACS-07G8B0, WDC WD50 00AACS-00D0B

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB averaged 63.6% 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 2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB is 28.7%. 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 46.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.3 Read 65.3 90.5
34.9 Write 63.3 88.1
28.3 Mixed 46.9 61.1
32.7 SusWrite 61 88.3
43.6% 59.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.8 4K Write 2 2.54
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 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%
371GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 69 66 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 71
Mixed 46
SusWrite 67.7
47% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.2 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 31 57 64 67 67 MB/s
Read 80
Write 77
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 55.1
48% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 40 39 MB/s
Read 68.5
Write 70.3
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 39.2
43% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.23 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 50 49 49 50 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 56.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 49.2
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 53 53 52 MB/s
Read 46.2
Write 45
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 52.9
33% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 42.3
Write 32.2
Mixed 30
SusWrite 38.6
26% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 22 23 37 39 38 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 45
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 29.6
29% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB Builds (Compare 23,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $370

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