Average Bench: 57.9% (217th of 1015)

more Based on 16,657 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 42.0% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.28MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2012) is 45.8%. 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 75.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.3 Read 106 145
56.1 Write 100 139
32.1 Mixed 75.7 108
49 SusWrite 96 140
69.6% 94.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.88 1.1
0.4 4K Write 2.28 3
0.33 4K Mixed 0.8 1
167% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
239GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 103
Write 100
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 110
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.47 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 90 86 88 96 95 MB/s
Read 97
Write 103
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 89.5
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 1.47 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 81 83 84 90 89 MB/s
Read 98.9
Write 83.3
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 85.7
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 96 98 107 106 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 72.7
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 100
63% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 83 82 83 MB/s
Read 87
Write 87.8
Mixed 74
SusWrite 82.2
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.53 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 83 83 83 84 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 81
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 83.6
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.7
159% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 43,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $501

Popular Green 500GB (2012) systems:

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