Average Bench: 48.9% (323rd of 1015)

more Based on 11,950 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 51.1% 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 1.83MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) is 42.1%. 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 58.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,950 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.2 Read 90.2 119
29.2 Write 84.2 112
22.3 Mixed 58.1 75
32.2 SusWrite 79.8 115
57.5% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.83 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.78 1
147% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 122 125 124 125 127 MB/s
Read 115
Write 122
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 124
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 104 105 105 103 MB/s
Read 106
Write 94.8
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 104
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 108 108 109 109 MB/s
Read 92
Write 105
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 107
71% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 78 69 95 90 84 MB/s
Read 105
Write 111
Mixed 68
SusWrite 80.8
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 52 52 71 92 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 99.1
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 63.8
59% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 49 27 48 81 70 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 41.1
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 52.9
39% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 30 23 42 98 87 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 25
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 51.3
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 44 40 23 45 46 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 48.2
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 38.3
31% 41.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2011) Builds (Compare 1,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Asus G74Sx

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

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