Average Bench: 47.4% (352nd of 1015)

Based on 13 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WD5000
Poor: 43%Average: 47.4% Great: 53%

Below average average bench

The WD WD5000 500GB averaged 52.6% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.79MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000 500GB is just 9.99%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000 500GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13 samples)
Min Avg Max
60 Read 85.3 97.5
46.3 Write 81.5 95.8
41.6 Mixed 55.3 66
38.1 SusWrite 79.5 94.2
55.5% 75.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.52 0.7
1 4K Write 1.79 2.4
0.6 4K Mixed 0.72 0.8
135% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free
Firmware: 77.04E.B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 92 92 92 91 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 89.3
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 91.2
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 77.04E.B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 87 87 87 86 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 84.3
Mixed 59
SusWrite 86.2
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 77.04E.B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 81 81 87 86 86 MB/s
Read 88
Write 86.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 84.2
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: 77.04E.B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 76 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 75.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 77.4
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: 77.04E.B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 62 61 61 62 MB/s
Read 91.6
Write 93
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 61.2
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 90.04R.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 36 54 38 34 35 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 76
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 38.1
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,678,660 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000 500GB Builds (Compare 6,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $370

Popular WD5000 500GB systems:

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