Average Bench: 61.7% (186th of 1015)

more Based on 9,272 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 38.3% 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 0.91MB/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%. 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 81.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,272 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Read 113 142
65.4 Write 107 132
49.2 Mixed 81.1 106
52.2 SusWrite 101 132
74.3% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.08 1.4
1.2 4K Write 2.25 3.1
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
187% 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: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 95 64 129 134 135 MB/s
Read 148
Write 132
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 114
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.43 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 125 127 127 127 127 MB/s
Read 130
Write 125
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 125
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 111 107 108 108 MB/s
Read 127
Write 118
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 109
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 49 59 70 47 54 MB/s
Read 110
Write 98.2
Mixed 65.1
SusWrite 57.5
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.1 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 72 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 91.1
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 72.3
64% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 80.7
Write 79.7
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 80.1
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 11,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $107

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