Average Bench: 32.8% (658th of 1015)

more Based on 767 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-60MNB0, WDC WD50 00KS-60MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-00MNB1, WDC WD50 00KS-07MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-75MNB0, WDC WD50 00KS-75MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-75M, WDC WD5000KS-07MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-55MNB0, WDC WD5000KS-00M

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB averaged 67.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.92MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 767 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.6 Read 58.3 69.7
35.7 Write 56.1 68.4
24.7 Mixed 46.3 65.7
34.9 SusWrite 54.7 68.8
39.9% 53.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.33 4K Read 0.58 0.7
1.13 4K Write 1.92 2.3
0.24 4K Mixed 0.62 1
129% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
415GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 63 67 57 69 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 64.4
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 64.2
44% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,315,352 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB Builds (Compare 24,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $446

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