Average Bench: 59.8% (188th of 1015)

more Based on 12,344 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-02B1B0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-70WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-18WER, WD5003ABYX-23, WDC WD50 03ABYX-20WER, WD5003ABYX-88, WDC WD50 03ABYX-01WERA2, WDC WD5003ABYX-20WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-70CZLA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-20WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-01WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WER, WDC WD50 03ABYX-20WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-18WERA0, WDC WD5003ABYX-5, WDC WD5003ABYX-18C0A0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-0, WDC WD5003ABYX-1, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WERA0, WDC WD50 03ABYX-50WER, WDC WD5003ABYX-2, WDC WD5003ABYX-50WERA1, WDC WD5003ABYX-05WER, 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

Average average bench

The WD RE4 500GB (2010) averaged 40.1% 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.

Strengths

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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 500GB (2010) is 39%. 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 80.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 12,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Read 109 137
46.7 Write 103 130
46.5 Mixed 80.8 105
53.3 SusWrite 99 131
72.3% 97.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.09 1.4
1.1 4K Write 2.22 3.1
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 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%
396GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 130 130 130 129 MB/s
Read 129
Write 111
Mixed 95
SusWrite 129
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
427GB free
Firmware: 1S03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 128 129 127 128 MB/s
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 106
SusWrite 128
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.73 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: 01.01S05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 118 120 119 121 122 MB/s
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 74
SusWrite 120
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.13 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 113 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 126
Write 116
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 112
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 93 94 94 92 94 MB/s
Read 127
Write 105
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 93.9
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
165% 1.27 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 37 40 37 26 2.8 MB/s
Read 24.8
Write 36.6
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 30.7
24% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.43 MB/s
12,344 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,555,426 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $4310 mins
Send price feedback
Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 13,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $319

Popular RE4 500GB (2010) systems:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2022 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $450Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $399Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $54SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback