Average Bench: 54.5% (256th of 1015)

more Based on 1,498 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 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 45.4% 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 0.76MB/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 47.1%. 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 65.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,498 samples)
Min Avg Max
54 Read 101 141
40.6 Write 97 133
29.2 Mixed 65.8 86.2
32.4 SusWrite 88.6 136
64.9% 88.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.71
0.59 4K Write 2.32 3
0.28 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%
25GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 152 153 138 142 128 MB/s
Read 142
Write 128
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 141
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 118 118 118 119 MB/s
Read 117
Write 102
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 118
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.43 MB/s
455GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 118 117 117 116 116 MB/s
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 115
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.6 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 108 110 109 110 109 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 108
62% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.53 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 95 96 95 96 94 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 88.2
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 93.9
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,066,173 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AUDX-63WNHY0 500GB Builds (Compare 12,777 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 18%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 30%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $202

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