Average Bench: 56.9% (229th of 1015)

more Based on 19,077 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AZRX-00A8LB0, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00A3KB0, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00A3K, WDC WD5000AZRX-00A3KB0, WDC WD5000AZRX-00A8L, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00A8LB0, WDC WD5000AZRX-0, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00L4HB0, WDC WD5000AZRX-00A3K, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00A8L, WDC WD5000AZRX-00L4H, WDC WD5000AZRX-32L4HB0, WDC WD5000AZRX-00L4HB0, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00L4H, WDC WD5000AZRX-32L4H

Average average bench

The WD Green 500GB (2012) averaged 43.1% 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 2.22MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2012) is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 500GB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.3 Read 104 146
51.4 Write 98.8 136
29.6 Mixed 75.4 107
46.1 SusWrite 93.8 135
68.7% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.88 1.1
0.4 4K Write 2.22 3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.79 1
165% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 152 151 151 153 152 MB/s
Read 160
Write 145
Mixed 124
SusWrite 152
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.6 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 119 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 126
Write 122
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 118
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.67 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 110 109 110 110 MB/s
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 109
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.17 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 111 111 112 111 111 MB/s
Read 93.1
Write 98.5
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 110
72% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.53 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 89 89 88 88 MB/s
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 87.9
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.53 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 62 41 44 43 MB/s
Read 100
Write 92.8
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 63.1
55% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 62 86 75 82 40 MB/s
Read 87
Write 90.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 68.6
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.53 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 66 52 59 55 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 92.2
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 56.8
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
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Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 46,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $467

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