Average Bench: 34.4% (626th of 1015)

more Based on 6,560 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00G9B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-14G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB, WDC WD50 00AAVS-22G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-14N7B, WDC WD5000AAVS-14N7B0, WDC WD5000AAVS-32ZTB0, WDC WD5000AAVS-2, WDC WD5000AAVS-5, WDC WD5000AAVS-14G9B1, WDC WD50 00AAVS-14G9B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-14N7B0, WDC WD5000AAVS-22G9B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00N7B, WDC WD5000AAVS-00N7B0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-32ZTB, WDC WD5000AAVS-98ZTB0, WDC WD5000AAVS-98N7B0, WDC WD5000AAVS-14N7B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-22G9B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-57ZTB0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00N7B0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00ZTB0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00ZTB, WDC WD5000AAVS-62N7B0, WDC WD5000AAVS-57ZTB0, WDC WD5000AAVS-22ZTB0, WDC WD5000AAVS-00N7B, WDC WD5000AAVS-22G9B1, WDC WD50 00AAVS-32ZTB0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00G9B0, WDC WD5000AAVS-32ZTB, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-00G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-00G9B, WDC WD5000AAVS-57ZTB, WDC WD5000AAVS-00G9B0

Poor average bench

The WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB averaged 65.6% 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 0.75MB/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 24.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 58.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,560 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.6 Read 61.1 82.3
32.7 Write 59.5 83.8
28.5 Mixed 41.4 51
33.3 SusWrite 58.2 82.5
40.5% 55.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.51 0.6
1.3 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%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 76.9
Write 73.1
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 77.3
51% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 56 56 56 57 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 76.2
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 55.7
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 70 69 68 70 MB/s
Read 60.2
Write 62.2
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 68.7
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 64 67 69 MB/s
Read 60
Write 61.3
Mixed 43
SusWrite 65.7
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.2 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 58 59 58 MB/s
Read 66.2
Write 62.5
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 57
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
440GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 64 65 65 64 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 47.5
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 64.8
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 56 58 57 MB/s
Read 55.3
Write 48.7
Mixed 32.3
SusWrite 57
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
102% 0.97 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 41 41 40 40 41 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 47
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 40.6
32% 43.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

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