Average Bench: 40.4% (502nd of 1015)

more Based on 13,229 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, 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

Below average average bench

The WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB averaged 59.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.54MB/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 32.2%. 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 52.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.2 Read 74.3 95.5
27.6 Write 71.9 92.5
24.2 Mixed 52.2 66
25.6 SusWrite 66.3 92.3
48.8% 66.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.42 4K Write 1.03 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
98.1% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 73 76 75 78 79 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 83.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 76
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 71.4
Write 65.9
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 83.3
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
123% 0.67 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 73 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 68.2
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 72.8
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 16 14 30 60 61 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 79.6
Mixed 37.6
SusWrite 33
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 21 20 20 23 23 MB/s
Read 66
Write 83.8
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 20.8
44% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,522,141 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB Builds (Compare 15,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $216

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5 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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