Average Bench: 57.7% (215th of 1015)

more Based on 24,654 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 42.3% 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 44.4%. 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 77.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.2 Read 106 146
52.7 Write 98.4 138
33.7 Mixed 77.7 110
43.5 SusWrite 94.5 138
69.6% 94.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.89 1.1
0.5 4K Write 2.31 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
170% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 140 137 137 140 MB/s
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 138
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 68 81 109 126 119 MB/s
Read 125
Write 120
Mixed 97
SusWrite 90.9
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.53 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 102 104 103 104 MB/s
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 100
SusWrite 103
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
183% 1.47 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 98 91 93 92 99 MB/s
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 91.8
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 97 95 96 97 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 92.6
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 96.2
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.47 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 28 62 106 97 100 MB/s
Read 95
Write 95.3
Mixed 59
SusWrite 76.9
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 80 80 79 77 78 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 76
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 78.1
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 79 79 87 82 87 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 90
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 76
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,992,572 HDDs tested.

Typical Green 500GB (2012) Builds (Compare 27,442 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: 68% - Good Total price: $329

Popular Green 500GB (2012) systems:

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