Average Bench: 38.9% (529th of 1015)

more Based on 3,250 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 WD50 00AVCS-632DY, WD5000AV CS-632DY1, WDC WD50 00AVCS-732DY1

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB averaged 61.0% 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. Sequential Read Speed 71.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB is 30.1%. 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 64.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.7 Read 71.6 91.3
27.1 Write 69.1 90.6
21.8 Mixed 46.4 58.5
25.1 SusWrite 64.1 90.8
46.3% 62.8 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 0.47 0.7
84.8% 0.58 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: 90 95 95 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 90.5
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 95.1
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 90 91 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 91
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 90.2
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 88 86 87 87 MB/s
Read 89
Write 89.5
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 87.1
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 85
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 87
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 87
Write 91
Mixed 56
SusWrite 66.5
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 52 58 68 67 69 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 78.9
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 58
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
90% 0.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,303 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AVCS-6 500GB Builds (Compare 50,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $414

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