Average Bench: 57.1% (229th of 1014)

more Based on 23,861 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 42.9% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2012) is 49.5%. 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 75.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,861 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.1 Read 104 149
47.1 Write 97.7 139
30.6 Mixed 75.6 105
45.9 SusWrite 94.3 140
68.7% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.88 1.2
0.4 4K Write 2.31 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
169% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 140 142 141 141 141 MB/s
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 93.9
SusWrite 137
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
184% 1.57 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 124 127 127 127 MB/s
Read 146
Write 139
Mixed 110
SusWrite 126
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.53 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 116 116 114 115 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 104
SusWrite 115
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.63 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 108 109 111 111 MB/s
Read 114
Write 109
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 110
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 104 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 92.2
Mixed 89.9
SusWrite 106
72% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
183% 1.5 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 107 108 108 108 109 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 80.6
Mixed 54.4
SusWrite 108
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 106 106 106 107 106 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 83.5
Mixed 82
SusWrite 106
67% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.3 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 32 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 109
Write 31
Mixed 37
SusWrite 31.9
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,011,140 HDDs tested.

Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 19,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $212

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