Average Bench: 52.8% (277th of 1015)

more Based on 2,277 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-63WNH, WDC WD50 00AUDX-56WNH, WDC WD5000AUDX-61WNH, WDC WD50 00AUDX-63WNHY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-73H9T, WDC WD5000AUDX-57WNH, WDC WD50 00AUDX-63H9T, WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-57WNHY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-63WNH, WDC WD50 00AUDX-61WNH, WDC WD50 00AUDX-73H9TY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-73WNHY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-57WNH, WD5000AUDX-61WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-56WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-73WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-6, WDC WD5000AUDX-73H9TY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-5, WDC WD5000AUDX-56WNH, WDC WD5000AUDX-7, WDC WD50 00AUDX-61WNHY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-57WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-63H9T, WDC WD50 00AUDX-63H9TY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-61WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-63H9TY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-56WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-73H9T, WDC WD5000AUDX-14WNHY0

Average average bench

The WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB averaged 47.2% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.33MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 86.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,277 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 Read 97.1 129
44.2 Write 93.7 126
26.1 Mixed 64.3 83.4
33.6 SusWrite 86.4 127
62.9% 85.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.6 4K Write 2.33 3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.77 1
153% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 111 111 112 111 MB/s
Read 100
Write 94
Mixed 71
SusWrite 111
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.6 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 90 90 90 92 MB/s
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 90
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 92 93 93 94 95 MB/s
Read 97
Write 89.3
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 93.8
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.33 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 89 87 88 86 MB/s
Read 88
Write 84.6
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 87.1
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 79 74 76 77 74 MB/s
Read 91
Write 72.5
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 73.8
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.27 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 32 34 31 34 MB/s
Read 62
Write 38.8
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 33.4
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,523,456 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB Builds (Compare 10,116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $335

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