Average Bench: 57.1% (220th of 1015)

more Based on 15,367 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 42.8% 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 2.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 500GB (2012) is 48.3%. 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 93.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,367 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 Read 105 146
46.2 Write 98.8 138
33 Mixed 75.7 106
44.5 SusWrite 93.6 138
68.9% 93.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.88 1.1
0.5 4K Write 2.3 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
170% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
460GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 141 142 142 142 142 MB/s
Read 151
Write 130
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 141
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.63 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 117 116 118 119 MB/s
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 109 112 110 113 MB/s
Read 116
Write 100
Mixed 93
SusWrite 110
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 75 77 83 98 105 MB/s
Read 132
Write 140
Mixed 80
SusWrite 85
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 104 105 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 101
Write 96.3
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 103
72% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 99 101 100 101 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 93.5
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 99.8
71% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.47 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 93 93 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 88.1
Write 99.1
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 93.8
64% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,366,274 HDDs tested.

Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 39,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $559

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