Average Bench: 44.1% (427th of 1015)

more Based on 4,012 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BEKT-22KA9T0, WDC WD50 00BEKT-60KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-24KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-60KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-22KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-24KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-75KA9, WDC WD50 00BEKT-24KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-2, WDC WD5000BEKT-75KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-0, WDC WD5000BEKT-6, WDC WD50 00BEKT-75KA9T0, WDC WD50 00BEKT-22KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-00KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-7, WDC WD50 00BEKT-60KA9T, WDC WD5000BEKT-8, WDC WD5000BEKT-00KA9T0, WDC WD50 00BEKT-60KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-80KA9, WDC WD50 00BEKT-80KA9T0, WDC WD50 00BEKT-00KA9, WDC WD5000BEKT-60KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-80KA9T0, WDC WD5000BEKT-80KA9T1, WDC WD50 00BEKT-00KA9T0, WDC WD50 00BEKT-75KA9

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) averaged 55.9% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,012 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.5 Read 81.5 105
34.6 Write 76.6 99.7
25.2 Mixed 55.3 71.3
32.1 SusWrite 71.9 102
52.6% 71.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.75 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.79 1
147% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 79 67 63 56 73 MB/s
Read 103
Write 98.1
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 64
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 87 89 89 91 MB/s
Read 75
Write 76.9
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 88.8
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 67 66 66 69 MB/s
Read 55.9
Write 51.6
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 67
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 61 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 54.6
Write 47
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 60.2
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 39 38 54 69 77 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 52.3
Mixed 16.5
SusWrite 56.4
32% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
32% 0.37 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 68 51 53 52 48 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 52.4
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 54.1
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
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