Average Bench: 77.2% (97th of 1015)

more Based on 25,996 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, WD5000AZLX-00ZR6A0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00ERMA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-00K4K, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2TA0, WDC WD5000AZLX-07K2TA0, WDC WD50 00AZLX-75K2TA1, 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 WD50 00AZLX-60K2TA1, 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 22.8% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.37MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB is 56.7%. 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 73.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
86 Read 144 184
56.1 Write 134 178
39 Mixed 73.6 95.1
57.5 SusWrite 124 181
87.3% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.73 0.9
0.8 4K Write 2.37 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.97 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%
381GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 175 175 173 174 175 MB/s
Read 177
Write 163
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 174
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
220% 1.63 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 165 164 165 165 166 MB/s
Read 172
Write 172
Mixed 104
SusWrite 165
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.6 MB/s
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 100 154 161 164 162 MB/s
Read 149
Write 164
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 138
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.4 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 153 151 151 151 152 MB/s
Read 117
Write 57.8
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 151
66% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.87 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 91 69 94 102 98 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 74.2
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 86.3
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 50 50 62 37 79 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 113
Mixed 30
SusWrite 54.2
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,522,141 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB Builds (Compare 338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: HP Slim Desktop 290-p0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $54

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