Average Bench: 56.1% (235th of 1015)

more Based on 5,597 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5002AALX-00J37A0, WDC WD5002AALX-32Z3A0, WDC WD50 02AALX-00J37A0, WDC WD50 02AALX-00J37, WDC WD5002AALX-0, WDC WD50 02AALX-32Z3A0, WDC WD5002AALX-00J37, WD5002AALX-00J3, WDC WD5002AALX-3, WDC WD5002AALX-32Z3A, WDC WD50 02AALX-32Z3A

Average average bench

The WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB averaged 43.9% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.78MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB is 41%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,597 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.7 Read 103 132
47.6 Write 97.9 125
42.9 Mixed 69 85.7
45.1 SusWrite 91.8 125
66.7% 90.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.72 0.9
1.1 4K Write 1.78 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.84 1
156% 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: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 125 126 126 127 126 MB/s
Read 133
Write 119
Mixed 68
SusWrite 125
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 104 106 107 107 MB/s
Read 122
Write 116
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 106
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 88 89 88 86 MB/s
Read 129
Write 121
Mixed 72
SusWrite 87.6
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 74 72 73 76 76 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 92.5
Mixed 73
SusWrite 73.6
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 78 78 79 78 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 83.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 77.6
59% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 19 57 77 82 73 MB/s
Read 100
Write 74.5
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 59.3
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 23 63 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 70.5
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 62.7
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.43 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 27 18 23 25 25 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 41
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 22.9
36% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.93 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB Builds (Compare 47,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $446

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