Average Bench: 43% (451st of 1015)

more Based on 2,813 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 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 57.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 69.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,813 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.6 Read 79.9 106
28.4 Write 75.7 100
21.8 Mixed 53.6 69.6
30.9 SusWrite 69.6 101
51.3% 69.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.71 2.2
0.24 4K Mixed 0.77 1
144% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 87 92 93 94 83 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 97.7
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 89.6
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 87 89 87 87 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 89
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 87.2
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 78 94 73 84 95 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 87.1
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 84.5
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
224GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 83 81 83 83 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 84.2
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 82.1
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 63 48 48 65 93 MB/s
Read 105
Write 99.7
Mixed 47.1
SusWrite 64
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 90 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 74.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 89.1
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 61 64 74 79 61 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 81.7
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 67.4
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 44 41 42 45 43 MB/s
Read 39.2
Write 34.3
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 41.7
23% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
23% 0.2 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 36 40 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 40
Write 36
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 39.5
26% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $280

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