Average Bench: 54.5% (255th of 1015)

Based on 116 user benchmarks.  Model: Dell Virtual Disk
Poor: 14%Average: 54.5% Great: 96%

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Average average bench

The Dell Virtual Disk 500GB averaged 45.4% 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 0.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 127MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Dell Virtual Disk 500GB is 82.5%. 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 42.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 127 230
8.5 Write 63.3 126
13.4 Mixed 71.2 139
9.05 SusWrite 42.1 117
56.4% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.68 1.33
0.06 4K Write 0.59 1.81
0.05 4K Mixed 0.4 1
83.3% 0.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 114 103 116 104 102 MB/s
Read 118
Write 126
Mixed 52
SusWrite 107
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 117
Write 38.6
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 38.7
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.57 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.9 34 35 34 36 34 MB/s
Read 114
Write 15.8
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 29.2
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.6 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 19 25 38 39 MB/s
Read 108
Write 37.7
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 27.8
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.63 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 8.6 16 23 16 15 MB/s
Read 102
Write 5
Mixed 13.8
SusWrite 15.5
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
37% 0.2 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 29 30 34 15 18 MB/s
Read 25.4
Write 9.6
Mixed 13.6
SusWrite 24.8
14% 18.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.5
82% 0.43 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1028
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 11 14 12 7.8 7.8 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 12.1
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 11.2
14% 19.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
45% 0.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,524,186 HDDs tested.

Typical Virtual Disk 500GB Builds (Compare 745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T7500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $85

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