Average Bench: 74.2% (112th of 1015)

more Based on 38,654 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00K2T, WD5000AZ LX-08K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00CL5, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-2, WDC WD5000AZLX-0, WDC WD5000AZLX-22JKK, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00CL5A0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-35K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-08K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00CL5A0, WDC WD5000AZLX-35K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-08K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-08K2T, WDC WD50 00AZLX-21K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-60K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-21K2TA0, WD5000AZLX-00ZR6A0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00K4K, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2TA1, WD5000AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ZR6A0, WDC WD5000AZLX-7, WDC WD5000AZLX-6, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00ZR6, WDC WD5000AZLX-75K2T, WDC WD50 00AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-001CA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-07K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-00JKK, WDC WD5000AZLX-75K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-22JKK, WDC WD5000AZLX-75K2TA1, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00JKK, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ZR6, WD5000AZLX-22JKKA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00JKKA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00K4KA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00ZR6A0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-35K2T, WDC WD50 00AZLX-22JKKA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00M6EA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00K4K, WD5000AZLX-00CL5A0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-21K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-07K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-08K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-35K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-60K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-60K2TA1, WDC WD50 00AZLX-60K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-60K2TA1, WDC WD5000AZLX-00D9KA0, WD5000AZLX-60K2TA0, WD5000AZ LX-60K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-22JKKA0, WD5000AZLX-00ZR7AA, WD5000AZ LX-00ZR7AA, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00CL5, WDC WD5000AZLX-00JKKA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-21K2T, WDC WD50 00AZLX-60K2T

Good average bench

The WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB averaged 25.8% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.34MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB is 65.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.1 Read 141 183
48.5 Write 129 175
31.1 Mixed 72.8 94.9
46.4 SusWrite 117 180
84.3% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.73 0.9
0.7 4K Write 2.34 3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
180% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
340GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 182 181 182 184 181 MB/s
Read 172
Write 165
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 176
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.63 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 166 180 179 181 180 MB/s
Read 169
Write 80.9
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 176
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.77 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 151 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 160
Write 147
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 151
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 161 161 161 161 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 160
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 151 131 120 122 MB/s
Read 151
Write 150
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 139
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 73 82 70 119 160 MB/s
Read 178
Write 171
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 106
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 156
Write 70.5
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 59.5
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,629,978 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB Builds (Compare 748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: HP Slim Desktop 290-p0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $40

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