Average Bench: 39.9% (516th of 1015)

more Based on 16,890 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-57U7B, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B, WD5000AVDS-632DY1, WDC WD5000AVDS-6, WDC WD5000AVDS-68U7B0, WDC WD50 00AVDS-61U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-5, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B0, WDC WD50 00AVDS-73U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-73U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-73U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-57U7B, WDC WD50 00AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-57U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7B10, WDC WD5000AVDS-00S9B0, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B, WD5000AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-61U7B1, WDC WD5000AVDS-63U7M, WD5000AVDS-63U7B1, WD5000AVDS-57U7B1, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B0, WDC WD50 00AVDS-63U7B1, WD5000AV DS-63U7B1, WD5000AVDS-63U7B, WDC WD5000AVDS-7, WDC WD5000AVDS-73U7B, WD5000AVD-63U7B1

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB averaged 60.1% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,890 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.1 Read 73 94.5
36.8 Write 70.3 91.4
23 Mixed 51.3 65.9
28.8 SusWrite 65.9 91.5
48% 65.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.03 2.1
0.12 4K Mixed 0.52 0.8
96.9% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 87 87 86 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 85.2
Mixed 64.4
SusWrite 86.3
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 86.2
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 89.4
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 0A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 76 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 80.9
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 75.6
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
312GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 61 72 73 72 72 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 80.3
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 70.5
54% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
101% 0.73 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 31 40 42 59 67 MB/s
Read 85.9
Write 78.3
Mixed 54
SusWrite 45
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.67 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 65 69 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 17.6
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 57.2
37% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB Builds (Compare 57,646 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 48%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $589

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14 months ago.

This is not for gaming. It is, however, really good for storage, if you don't mind it vibrating the whole computer case. (It only does that if the hard drive is mounted on the bottom bracket.) I'd give it a 3 out of 5.

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