Average Bench: 57.9% (216th of 1015)

Based on 95 user benchmarks.  Model: Dell Virtual Disk

Average average bench

The Dell Virtual Disk 500GB averaged 42.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.36MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Dell Virtual Disk 500GB is 79.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Dell Virtual Disk 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 95 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.4 Read 134 230
9.06 Write 68.6 126
14.2 Mixed 78.6 142
7.86 SusWrite 43.1 120
60.3% 81.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.67 1.34
0.07 4K Write 0.6 1.93
0.03 4K Mixed 0.36 1
78.9% 0.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 136
Write 38.2
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 39.2
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.67 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 38 37 36 38 39 MB/s
Read 104
Write 30.8
Mixed 44
SusWrite 37.2
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 0.8 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 29 29 30 30 MB/s
Read 49
Write 22
Mixed 28
SusWrite 28.7
24% 31.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,316,345 HDDs tested.

Typical Virtual Disk 500GB Builds (Compare 2,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 48%

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T7500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $107

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