Average Bench: 32.9% (664th of 1015)

more Based on 712 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 67.0% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 712 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.8 Read 58.7 70
36.6 Write 56.2 68.5
23 Mixed 47.4 66.9
33.8 SusWrite 54.4 68.7
40.1% 54.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.57 0.7
1.33 4K Write 1.9 2.3
0.23 4K Mixed 0.55 0.9
121% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
389GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 70.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 68.6
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.33 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 62 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 58.6
Mixed 50
SusWrite 61.6
44% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 07.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 62 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 59
Write 62.2
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 64.5
43% 58.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 60 60 61 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 54.8
Mixed 45
SusWrite 59.6
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 07.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 52 50 55 51 MB/s
Read 56.8
Write 58
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 52.4
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 54 54 54 55 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 47.3
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 54.2
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 56
31% 41.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 07.02E07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 48
Write 45.2
Mixed 36
SusWrite 42.6
32% 42.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical WD5000KS-00MNB0 500GB Builds (Compare 6,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $960

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