Average Bench: 47.3% (360th of 1015)

more Based on 2,264 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000BPKX-75HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-00HPJT0, WDC WD5000BPKX-00HPJ, 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-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 52.7% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 36.5%. 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 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,264 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 89 115
32.1 Write 84.1 109
24.8 Mixed 60.2 79
34.3 SusWrite 75.4 110
56.9% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.9 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.8 1
151% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
336GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 104 104 103 103 MB/s
Read 119
Write 109
Mixed 77
SusWrite 103
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 111 112 112 111 MB/s
Read 110
Write 111
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 110
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 106 106 106 105 MB/s
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 105
72% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 81 83 82 82 MB/s
Read 88
Write 76.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 81.5
56% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Asus G56JR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $473

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