Average Bench: 48% (337th of 1015)

more Based on 12,316 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-22PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-22PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-00PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-11PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-75PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-11PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-00PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-75PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-08PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-80PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-66PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4, WD5000BPKT-60PK, WDC WD5000BPKT-80PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-, WDC WD5000BPKT-24PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-60PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-75KA9T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-75PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-80PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-00PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-22PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-22PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-75PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-8, WDC WD50 00BPKT-60PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-7, WDC WD5000BPKT-6, WDC WD5000BPKT-66PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-0, WDC WD5000BPKT-2, WDC WD5000BPKT-24PK4T0, WD5000BPKT-75PK, WDC WD5000BPKT-00PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-24PK4T0, WDC WD50 00BPKT-66PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-66PK4T0, WDC WD5000BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-24PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-60PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4T0

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) averaged 52.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.82MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,316 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.5 Read 89.2 117
30.8 Write 83.7 110
23.1 Mixed 57.3 73.9
31.6 SusWrite 77.8 112
56.7% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.82 2.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.78 1
147% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 111 112 110 110 MB/s
Read 115
Write 97
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 111
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 100.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 106 107 105 107 107 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 106
67% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 99 99 94 96 95 MB/s
Read 110
Write 105
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 96.1
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 74 82 82 77 76 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 69.6
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 75.9
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 90 92 90 92 MB/s
Read 62.6
Write 61.4
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 90.7
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 96 98 98 99 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 68
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 97
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) Builds (Compare 854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
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System: Asus G74Sx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $360

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