Average Bench: 35% (593rd of 1015)

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Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB averaged 65.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.11MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB is 25%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 59.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,738 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.5 Read 62.1 80.8
32 Write 60.3 80.4
26.7 Mixed 41.8 50.8
32.2 SusWrite 59.2 82
41.2% 55.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.52 0.6
1.19 4K Write 2.11 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
144% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 85 86 85 87 38 MB/s
Read 89.8
Write 65.9
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 76.7
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 68 84 85 78 81 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 83.9
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 72.6
55% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 63 64 65 64 MB/s
Read 60.7
Write 66.8
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 63.8
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 63 63 62 64 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 45.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 62.7
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 44 44 44 44 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 22
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 43.6
23% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 36 36 37 38 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 32.3
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 35.9
23% 31.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,065,685 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB Builds (Compare 21,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $325

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