Average Bench: 47.6% (347th of 1015)

more Based on 11,331 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 52.3% 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 1.81MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 41.2%. 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 56.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,331 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.9 Read 88 116
28.9 Write 83 110
22.4 Mixed 56.5 73.1
31.5 SusWrite 77.7 113
56.2% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.81 2.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.78 1
146% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 118
Write 107
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 111
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 112 113 113 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 112
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 101 102 101 103 MB/s
Read 114
Write 102
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 102
72% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 69 71 73 75 91 MB/s
Read 98
Write 83.4
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 73.4
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.77 MB/s
327GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 81 82 84 80 MB/s
Read 86
Write 83.8
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 80.7
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 67 46 52 55 52 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 68
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 54.9
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.93 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 49 50 41 62 61 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 43.2
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 48.7
32% 43.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) Builds (Compare 765 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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