Average Bench: 56.6% (234th of 1015)

more Based on 9,945 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 43.4% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.78MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB is 38.5%. 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 70.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.7 Read 104 130
54.1 Write 97.4 125
45.1 Mixed 70.1 86.5
43 SusWrite 93.2 126
67.2% 91.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.72 0.9
1 4K Write 1.78 2.29
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 1
154% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
434GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 124 124 124 123 MB/s
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 122
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 117 117 118 117 118 MB/s
Read 112
Write 99.4
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 116
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 111 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 110
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 103 103 104 101 MB/s
Read 113
Write 107
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 103
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 83 82 84 84 85 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 81.8
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 84
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 60 63 65 67 64 MB/s
Read 103
Write 95.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 61.6
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,990,738 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB Builds (Compare 46,266 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $331

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