Average Bench: 76.9% (102nd of 1015)

more Based on 15,501 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-00ERMA0, 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 WD5000AZLX-75K2TA1, 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 WD5000AZLX-60K2TA1, 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 23.0% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.33MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB is 56.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.6 Read 143 182
44.1 Write 131 177
30.4 Mixed 71.9 93.1
56.8 SusWrite 125 180
86.3% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.73 0.9
0.73 4K Write 2.33 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.96 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%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 178 179 179 182 180 MB/s
Read 185
Write 171
Mixed 90
SusWrite 179
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.53 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 167 171 170 167 MB/s
Read 160
Write 164
Mixed 104
SusWrite 168
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 170 167 169 168 MB/s
Read 156
Write 164
Mixed 108
SusWrite 169
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 126 156 165 166 165 MB/s
Read 174
Write 172
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 152
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.57 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 148 146 149 148 148 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 148
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
211% 1.5 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 70 62 78 78 62 MB/s
Read 168
Write 154
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 67.8
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
84% 0.77 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 147 147 149 147 MB/s
Read 82
Write 84.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 147
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB Builds (Compare 3,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $200

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