Average Bench: 34.8% (605th of 1015)

more Based on 7,241 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0, WDC WD50 00AAVS-00G9B, WDC WD50 00AAVS-14G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB, WDC WD50 00AAVS-22G9B1, WDC WD5000AAVS-1, 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 65.1% 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 2.15MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB is 25.5%. 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 58.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.2 Read 62.1 83.4
30 Write 59.9 83.5
26.3 Mixed 41.4 51.5
33.6 SusWrite 58.8 80.6
40.9% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.51 0.6
1.5 4K Write 2.15 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
145% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
255GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 81 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 90.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 80
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.27 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 78 83 81 72 79 MB/s
Read 69.1
Write 86.3
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 77.8
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.23 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 64 63 64 64 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 72.4
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 63.1
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 56 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 55.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 57.1
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 55 56 56 54 54 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 53.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 54.5
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 44 44 45 MB/s
Read 57.3
Write 55
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 44
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.17 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 47 47 45 48 47 MB/s
Read 46.1
Write 40.4
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 46.5
31% 41.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,303 HDDs tested.

Typical WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 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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