Average Bench: 47.2% (360th of 1015)

more Based on 6,296 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-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-66PK4, WDC WD5000BPKT-08PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-60PK4, WDC WD50 00BPKT-08PK4T0

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) averaged 52.7% 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 1.75MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 40.2%. 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 55.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,296 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.1 Read 88.7 116
34 Write 83.7 111
20.8 Mixed 55.8 73
30.6 SusWrite 75.7 112
55.9% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.75 2.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.78 1
145% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
463GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 110 113 114 113 MB/s
Read 121
Write 102
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 112
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 111 113 112 113 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 104
Mixed 77
SusWrite 112
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 82 88 89 90 92 MB/s
Read 114
Write 108
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 84.5
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 84 87 88 88 MB/s
Read 106
Write 92.8
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 86.4
66% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 53 51 51 53 MB/s
Read 110
Write 102
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 52.6
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 55 70 36 41 70 MB/s
Read 105
Write 97.8
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 52
60% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 72 58 75 82 83 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 85.2
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 70.8
56% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 28 42 41 54 63 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 10.5
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 43
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 48 29 71 54 49 MB/s
Read 46
Write 36.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 50.7
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.3 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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System: Asus G74Sx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $276

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