Average Bench: 76.7% (100th of 1015)

more Based on 18,663 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 23.3% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB is 63.2%. 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 72.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Read 142 183
52 Write 133 177
33.5 Mixed 72.5 93.5
52.8 SusWrite 125 181
86.6% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.7 4K Write 2.36 3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
182% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
388GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 163 164 166 166 166 MB/s
Read 173
Write 160
Mixed 85
SusWrite 162
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 157 160 150 160 161 MB/s
Read 170
Write 167
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 158
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 175 173 174 177 177 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 175
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.5 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 96 93 93 MB/s
Read 167
Write 157
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 94.3
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 94 101 101 130 144 MB/s
Read 147
Write 111
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 109
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 1.1 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 33 50 62 74 69 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 74.5
Mixed 1.2
SusWrite 53
38% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
79% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB Builds (Compare 3,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $200

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