Average Bench: 61.8% (184th of 1015)

more Based on 8,278 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-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 38.1% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.07MB/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 82.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.4 Read 114 143
63 Write 107 132
49.6 Mixed 82.3 107
52.3 SusWrite 101 133
74.7% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.07 1.4
1.1 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%
299GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 119 118 120 120 MB/s
Read 126
Write 118
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 119
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.1 MB/s
306GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 119 118 119 119 MB/s
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 118
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.1 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 01.01S02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 90 90 91 MB/s
Read 140
Write 130
Mixed 98.3
SusWrite 90.2
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.63 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 01.01S01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 116 117 117 116 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 74
SusWrite 116
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 88 98 105 96 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 112
Mixed 74
SusWrite 95.4
72% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01S03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 78 63 78 78 92 MB/s
Read 116
Write 98.7
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 74.9
64% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
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Typical RE4 500GB (2010) Builds (Compare 15,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 74% - Very good Total price: $216

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