Average Bench: 60.8% (188th of 1015)

more Based on 5,581 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA2, WDC WD5003ABYX-18WERA0, WD5003ABYX-70WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-01WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-01WER, WDC WD50 03ABYX-01WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-18WER, WD5003ABYX-23, WD5003ABYX-88, WDC WD50 03ABYX-01WERA2, WDC WD5003ABYX-20WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-70CZLA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-20WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-01WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WER, WDC WD50 03ABYX-18WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-5, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-0, WDC WD5003ABYX-1, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-36WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-70WERA0, WD5003AB YX-88, WDC WD50 03ABYX-05WERA0, WD5003AB YX-23, WDC WD50 03ABYX-18WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-05WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-88WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-36WERA0

Above average average bench

The WD RE4 500GB (2010) averaged 39.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.08MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 500GB (2010) is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD RE4 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.5 Read 112 141
64 Write 106 131
41.9 Mixed 79.9 104
47.5 SusWrite 99.2 132
73.4% 99.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.08 1.4
0.8 4K Write 2.21 3.1
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
186% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 114 119 113 117 MB/s
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 113
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 61 86 112 113 115 MB/s
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 95.4
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
204% 1.67 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 108 112 109 110 MB/s
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 104
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 55 58 94 98 95 MB/s
Read 112
Write 116
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 82.5
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 1.43 MB/s
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Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 44,656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 22%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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