Average Bench: 38.5% (540th of 1015)

more Based on 5,328 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, WDC WD50 00AVCS-632DY1, WD5000AVCS-632DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-632DY, WDC WD50 00AVCS-612DY1, WD5000AVCS-632DY, WDC WD5000AVCS-612DY, WD5000AVCS - 632DY1, WDC WD5000AVCS-732DY1, 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 61.5% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.91MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB is 31.6%. 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 46.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.7 Read 70.7 91.4
25.2 Write 69.3 91
21.9 Mixed 46.4 59.1
23.7 SusWrite 63.3 91.1
46% 62.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.91 1.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.48 0.7
85.5% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 88.6
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 87.4
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
88% 0.67 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 70.9
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 53.9
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.6 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 79.1
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 41.7
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.6 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 0A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 53 46 58 64 80 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 46
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 63.8
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 34 54 49 53 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 22
Mixed 25
SusWrite 43.5
28% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.2 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 35 43 42 23 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 25.8
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 32
25% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,522,807 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVCS-6 500GB Builds (Compare 2,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $109

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