Average Bench: 39.4% (515th of 1015)

more Based on 9,720 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AVCS-6, WDC WD5000AVCS-612DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-982DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-732DY, WDC WD5000AVCS-632DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-201506, WDC WD50 00AVCS-732DY, WD5000AVCS-612DY1, WDC WD50 00AVCS-632DY1, WD5000AVCS-632DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-632DY, WDC WD50 00AVCS-612DY1, WD5000AVCS-632DY, WDC WD5000AVCS-612DY, WD5000AVCS - 632DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-732DY1, WDC WD50 00AVCS-142DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-7, WDC WD50 00AVCS-612DY, WDC WD5000AVCS-142DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-572DY1, WDC WD50 00AVCS-632DY, WD5000AV CS-632DY1, WDC WD50 00AVCS-732DY1

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB averaged 60.6% 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.92MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB is 28.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.37MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,720 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.3 Read 69.6 90.6
30.9 Write 69.8 90.5
24.7 Mixed 48.3 60.2
28 SusWrite 67.7 91.3
47% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.92 1.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.47 0.7
85% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 86 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 84.1
Write 86.3
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 85.5
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 0A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 88 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 80.9
Write 86.3
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 85.8
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.7 MB/s
337GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 76 80 79 80 79 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 81
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 78.9
53% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 80 81 82 81 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 82.3
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 80.9
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
109% 0.63 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 59 58 59 59 MB/s
Read 77
Write 76.9
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 58.6
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 50 48 49 49 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 66.6
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 48.8
42% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 3.3 0 0 MB/s
Read 68.9
Write 63.5
Mixed 48.4
SusWrite 13.1
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.53 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 51 44 48 51 40 MB/s
Read 24.6
Write 42.9
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 45.5
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,140,049 HDDs tested

Typical WD5000AVCS-6 500GB Builds (Compare 10,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $97

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