Average Bench: 39.4% (521st of 1015)

more Based on 16,345 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-632DY1, 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 60.5% 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 0.52MB/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 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,345 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.6 Read 72 94
27.8 Write 68.8 92.1
20.8 Mixed 50.8 66
25.3 SusWrite 65.4 91.9
47.4% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.01 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.52 0.8
95.7% 0.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 84
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 87
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 86
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 86.6
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 85.9
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 80.4
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 74 84 86 86 85 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 83.1
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 83
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 50 73 77 78 79 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 79.2
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 70.4
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.5 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 73.4
Write 69.7
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 57.6
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
127% 0.7 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 44 45 45 45 MB/s
Read 75.2
Write 68.5
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 44.4
45% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 9.1 14 18 6.1 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 38.8
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 15.3
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
62% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB Builds (Compare 7,705 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $231

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 Comments

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17 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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