Average Bench: 36.7% (564th of 1015)

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Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB averaged 63.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.99MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.4 Read 67.1 89.4
22.8 Write 64.3 87.5
19.4 Mixed 43.5 59.8
21.8 SusWrite 60.2 90.8
43.3% 58.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.51 0.6
0.79 4K Write 1.99 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
135% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 77 79 80 80 MB/s
Read 83.9
Write 86.5
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 78.6
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.23 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 5C.01G5C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 63 63 63 63 62 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 60
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 61.8
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 57 56 55 58 MB/s
Read 63.9
Write 61
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 56.8
42% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 37 40 40 39 39 MB/s
Read 52
Write 52.4
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 39
34% 45.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 01.00A05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 60 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 21
Write 28.1
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 58.9
23% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
23% 0.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,629,637 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB Builds (Compare 38,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 64%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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