Average Bench: 56.6% (231st of 1015)

more Based on 31,295 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, WDC WD50 00AZRX-00A3KB

Average average bench

The WD Green 500GB (2012) averaged 43.4% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2012) is 45%. 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 77MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.2 Read 102 143
49.3 Write 96.7 138
34.3 Mixed 77 111
42.3 SusWrite 94.3 138
68.4% 92.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.88 1.1
0.4 4K Write 2.32 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.79 1
167% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
319GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 135 136 135 137 137 MB/s
Read 153
Write 134
Mixed 110
SusWrite 136
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.8
182% 1.53 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 126 125 128 126 125 MB/s
Read 138
Write 128
Mixed 108
SusWrite 124
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
198% 1.6 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 132 135 133 135 MB/s
Read 120
Write 110
Mixed 63
SusWrite 133
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.73 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 107 101 91 93 MB/s
Read 99.4
Write 97.5
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 101
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.7 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 71 79 86 100 103 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 99.4
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 82
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 50 54 56 47 48 MB/s
Read 100
Write 84.8
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 51.4
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,531,140 HDDs tested.

Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 16,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $315

Popular Green 500GB (2012) systems:

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