Average Bench: 53.9% (269th of 1015)

more Based on 1,698 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, 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 WD5000AUDX-61WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-63H9TY0, WDC WD50 00AUDX-56WNHY0, WDC WD5000AUDX-73H9T, WDC WD5000AUDX-14WNHY0

Average average bench

The WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB averaged 46.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB is 48.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 Read 99 139
38.5 Write 95.4 131
26.2 Mixed 64.6 83.9
34.7 SusWrite 88.5 134
64% 86.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.6 4K Write 2.32 3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.76 1
152% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 136 136 138 137 138 MB/s
Read 134
Write 131
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 136
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 98 99 99 98 MB/s
Read 100
Write 88.3
Mixed 69
SusWrite 98.1
66% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.6
134% 1.2 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 125 125 125 125 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 77
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 124
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 22 23 22 22 MB/s
Read 9.2
Write 15.8
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 22.8
11% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB Builds (Compare 10,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 18%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 30%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $195

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