Average Bench: 48.4% (335th of 1015)

more Based on 3,082 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 51.6% 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 1.93MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) is 38.1%. 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 61.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.1 Read 90.7 115
35 Write 85.8 110
24.2 Mixed 61.4 79.2
32.1 SusWrite 77.5 110
58.1% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.93 2.59
0.3 4K Mixed 0.81 1
153% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 109 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 66
SusWrite 107
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 93 93 94 93 93 MB/s
Read 116
Write 112
Mixed 76
SusWrite 92.8
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 104 104 104 103 101 MB/s
Read 95.8
Write 92
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 103
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 54 55 52 71 89 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 74.2
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 64.9
54% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 53 59 68 83 86 MB/s
Read 85
Write 77.5
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 69.5
55% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 74 85 76 42 66 MB/s
Read 79
Write 88.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 70.3
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 64 74 48 50 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 57.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 62.4
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 0.87 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 42 33 27 30 35 MB/s
Read 90
Write 88.5
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 33.5
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
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Typical Black 2.5" 500GB (2013) Builds (Compare 102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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System: Asus G56JR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $510

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