Average Bench: 55.6% (243rd of 1015)

more Based on 8,651 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 44.3% 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 1.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB is 38.8%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.9 Read 102 130
53.9 Write 97.3 124
41.7 Mixed 69.2 86.6
44.3 SusWrite 91.6 124
66.4% 90 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.72 0.9
1.03 4K Write 1.8 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.84 1
156% 1.12 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: 98 113 116 119 119 116 MB/s
Read 129
Write 118
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 114
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 108 108 110 107 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 92.2
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 108
68% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 103 102 103 104 103 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 98.4
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 102
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 62 62 68 77 MB/s
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 78
68% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 86 89 91 90 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 85.7
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 88.9
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 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 29,522,807 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB Builds (Compare 15,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

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