Average Bench: 60.4% (188th of 1015)

more Based on 10,371 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-20WERA0, 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-2, 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 39.6% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.05MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD RE4 500GB (2010) is 42.6%. 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 80.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 98.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,371 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.4 Read 111 140
64.3 Write 105 130
40.4 Mixed 80.6 106
46.7 SusWrite 98.6 131
73% 98.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.05 1.4
1.1 4K Write 2.27 3.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
185% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 132 133 133 134 133 MB/s
Read 129
Write 125
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 132
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.43 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 109 113 110 109 108 MB/s
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 83.1
SusWrite 110
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.2 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 104 111 105 102 106 MB/s
Read 111
Write 105
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 106
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 101 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 100
74% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 90 90 90 91 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 87.8
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 90.2
66% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 85 85 86 88 MB/s
Read 63.4
Write 65.7
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 86.3
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.13 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 67 68 68 MB/s
Read 71.6
Write 62.7
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 66.8
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 48 40 41 47 47 MB/s
Read 79
Write 66.3
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 43.8
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.1
62% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 41,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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