Average Bench: 17.6% (234th of 632)

Based on 133 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1001 Model: WD 5000AAV External

Terrible average bench

The WD 5000AAV External 500GB averaged 82.4% 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 Write Speed 1.94MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 31MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD 5000AAV External 500GB is just 7.47%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD 5000AAV External 500GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 32.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 133 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Read 32.5 39.4
20 Write 31 40.4
9.46 Mixed 21.3 37.9
35.3% 28.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.48 0.57
1.6 4K Write 1.94 2.28
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.37
78% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
434GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 39.3
Write 40.8
Mixed 16.4
39% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.35
92% 1.07 MB/s
213GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 39.4
Write 40.1
Mixed 26.6
44% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.35
91% 1.06 MB/s
94GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 34.1
Write 32.8
Mixed 10.9
31% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.22
74% 0.83 MB/s
300GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 31.5
Write 28.4
Mixed 13.7
30% 24.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.24
75% 0.86 MB/s
124GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 29.4
Write 28.1
Mixed 28.3
37% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.31
81% 0.95 MB/s
86GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 27.6
Write 27.4
Mixed 26.8
35% 27.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.36
85% 0.99 MB/s
85GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 27
Write 24.9
Mixed 22.3
31% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.27
71% 0.86 MB/s
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $767

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