Average Bench: 17.5% (230th of 621)

Based on 100 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1001 Model: WD 5000AAV External

Terrible average bench

The WD 5000AAV External 500GB averaged 82.5% 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 30.6MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD 5000AAV External 500GB is just 7.44%. 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 100 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.7 Read 32.5 39.5
20 Write 30.6 40.4
9.58 Mixed 22 37.9
35.4% 28.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.48 0.56
1.56 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%
206GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 40.4
Write 40
Mixed 37.4
50% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.95 MB/s
87GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 36.3
Write 37.3
Mixed 16.1
37% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.84 MB/s
49GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 34.5
Write 37
Mixed 34.8
46% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.27
72% 0.84 MB/s
80GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 28.4
Write 26.3
Mixed 15.7
29% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.34
76% 0.88 MB/s
7GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 30.4
Write 25.3
Mixed 11.3
26% 22.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.8 MB/s
58GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 24.6
Write 20
Mixed 21.8
28% 22.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.35
74% 0.88 MB/s
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Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $812

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