Average Bench: 48.3% (342nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,525 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPKX-75HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-00HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-00HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-60HPJ, WDC WD5000BPKX-22HPJT0, WDC WD50 00BPKX-00HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-75HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-75HPJT, WDC WD5000BPKX-60HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-00HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-75HPJT0, WDC WD50 00BPKX-22HPJT0, WDC WD50 00BPKX-80HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-60HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-66HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-66HPJ, WDC WD5000BPKX-60HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-22HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-66HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-7, WDC WD5000BPKX-6, WDC WD50 00BPKX-80HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-0, WDC WD5000BPKX-2, WDC WD50 00BPKX-75HPJ, WDC WD50 00BPKX-22HPJ, WDC WD5000BPKX-80HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-80HPJ

Below average average bench

The WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) averaged 51.7% 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 1.95MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 36.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,525 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 90.5 116
35 Write 85.6 110
27.1 Mixed 61.7 79.3
35.2 SusWrite 77.4 110
58.1% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.95 2.56
0.3 4K Mixed 0.81 1
153% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 112 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 111
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 112 111 111 112 MB/s
Read 80.1
Write 83.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 111
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 68 73 65 95 107 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 72
SusWrite 76.6
67% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.2 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 88 89 92 89 88 MB/s
Read 97.4
Write 97.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 85.8
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 69 75 82 76 85 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 77
65% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 68 61 81 71 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 98.7
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 72
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation 32%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $477

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