Average Bench: 47.2% (363rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,251 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 52.8% 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 1.89MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 36%. 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 59.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,251 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 Read 88.9 115
33.2 Write 84 109
23.1 Mixed 59.8 78.8
35.5 SusWrite 75.2 110
56.8% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.89 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%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 109 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 110
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 101 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 104
Write 98.5
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 101
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 84 102 73 76 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 89.8
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 89.8
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 74 74 78 85 83 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 91.1
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 74.1
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 98
Write 81
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 53.3
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 22 37 28 20 30 MB/s
Read 81.2
Write 75.2
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 28.4
44% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 30 22 26 31 34 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 82.2
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 29.3
41% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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