Average Bench: 53.4% (270th of 1015)

Based on 134 user benchmarks.  Model: Dell Virtual Disk
Poor: 14%Average: 53.4% Great: 93%

Average average bench

The Dell Virtual Disk 500GB averaged 46.6% 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 0.43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 124MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Dell Virtual Disk 500GB is 79%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Dell Virtual Disk 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 134 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 124 222
9.02 Write 61.7 126
13.6 Mixed 67.3 137
9.01 SusWrite 45.1 117
55.3% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 0.69 1.23
0.07 4K Write 0.62 1.82
0.06 4K Mixed 0.43 1
87.5% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 109 106 108 109 MB/s
Read 107
Write 102
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 107
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 97 96 94 96 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 78.7
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 95.5
57% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 96 96 96 95 MB/s
Read 82.6
Write 79.7
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 95.8
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 63 72 65 60 86 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 97.3
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 71.3
49% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
101% 0.87 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 39 39 39 40 MB/s
Read 118
Write 38.7
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 38.8
44% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.57 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 17 7.2 13 16 15 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 14.8
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 13.8
14% 19.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,273,849 HDDs tested.

Typical Virtual Disk 500GB Builds (Compare 126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell PowerEdge T110 II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $469

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