Average Bench: 44.8% (402nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,409 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-57Y8HY0, WDC WD5000LUCT-6, WDC WD5000LUCT-61C26, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62FYG, WDC WD5000LUCT-63C26, WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0, WD5000LUCT-63RC2Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-62RC2, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62MPJY0, WDC WD5000LUCT-61C26Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63C26Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-63RC2Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-63Y8HY0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63Y8H, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62FYGY0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62C26, WDC WD5000LUCT-57RC2Y0, WD5000LUCT-62RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62C26Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-63Y8H, WDC WD5000LUCT-62RC2Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-62C26, WDC WD5000LUCT-62C26Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-45RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63RC2, WDC WD5000LUCT-45RC2, WDC WD5000LUCT-63RC2, WDC WD5000LUCT-62FYGY0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63C26, WDC WD50 00LUCT-61C26, WD5000LUCT-62MPJY0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-63Y8HY0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-62RC2, WDC WD5000LUCT-61RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-61C26Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-61RC2Y0, WDC WD50 00LUCT-45RC2Y0, WDC WD5000LUCT-62MPJY0

Below average average bench

The WD WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0 500GB averaged 55.1% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0 500GB is 39%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,409 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.4 Read 83 109
26 Write 80.6 108
17.6 Mixed 42.3 55.5
23.7 SusWrite 73.1 111
51.1% 69.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.71 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
121% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 120 120 119 119 118 MB/s
Read 109
Write 105
Mixed 50
SusWrite 116
69% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 95 96 98 96 97 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 89.4
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 96.6
56% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.8 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 83 55 83 87 84 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 87.5
Mixed 48.6
SusWrite 78.5
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 83 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 72.9
Write 79.1
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 82.9
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 1.1 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 56 73 62 63 20 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 53.3
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 49 57 60 56 61 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 73.5
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 57.1
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 39 43 52 54 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 85.8
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 39.7
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,139,806 HDDs tested

Typical WD5000LUCT-63C26Y0 500GB Builds (Compare 2,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6540

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