Average Bench: 76.6% (104th of 1015)

more Based on 11,190 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00K2T, 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, WDC WD5000AZLX-00K4K, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ZR6A0, WDC WD5000AZLX-7, WDC WD5000AZLX-6, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00ZR6, WDC WD5000AZLX-75K2T, WDC WD50 00AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-07K2T, WDC WD5000AZLX-00JKK, WDC WD5000AZLX-75K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-22JKK, WDC WD50 00AZLX-00JKK, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ZR6, 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 WD50 00AZLX-60K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00D9KA0, 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 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.28MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB is 60.6%. 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 71.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Read 143 184
40.3 Write 133 176
30.8 Mixed 71.8 93.5
57.6 SusWrite 124 179
86.3% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.72 0.9
0.6 4K Write 2.28 3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
177% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
332GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 168 169 168 170 170 MB/s
Read 170
Write 167
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 169
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.53 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 131 163 171 169 144 MB/s
Read 182
Write 180
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 153
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.47 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 159 161 161 161 161 MB/s
Read 174
Write 169
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 160
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.57 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 161 163 163 165 165 MB/s
Read 166
Write 156
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 156 155 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 154
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 84 63 52 62 71 MB/s
Read 112
Write 84.1
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 65
53% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB Builds (Compare 2,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $200

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