Average Bench: 61.6% (185th of 1015)

more Based on 5,588 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 38.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.09MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 500GB (2010) is 45.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD RE4 500GB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 Read 113 143
63.9 Write 107 132
39.5 Mixed 80.9 106
47.1 SusWrite 101 133
74.3% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.09 1.4
0.9 4K Write 2.18 3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
186% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
436GB free
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 130 131 131 130 MB/s
Read 139
Write 121
Mixed 120
SusWrite 130
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.7 MB/s
388GB free
Firmware: 01.01S03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 126 126 126 124 123 MB/s
Read 142
Write 120
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 123
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.67 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01S05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 129 130 131 131 MB/s
Read 130
Write 120
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 130
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 124 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 125
Write 115
Mixed 104
SusWrite 123
87% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.7 MB/s
317GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 107
Write 105
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 105
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 95
Write 94.7
Mixed 72
SusWrite 105
68% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 81 85 85 82 MB/s
Read 102
Write 108
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 82.3
67% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
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Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 47,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $446

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