Average Bench: 17.6% (229th of 622)

Based on 116 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 1.93MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 31.1MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD 5000AAV External 500GB is just 7.36%. 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 32.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 32.8 39.5
20 Write 31.1 40.4
9.42 Mixed 21.3 38
35.3% 28.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.48 0.57
1.59 4K Write 1.93 2.26
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.37
77.8% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
321GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 39.5
Write 40.5
Mixed 11.7
37% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.35
87% 1.01 MB/s
262GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 34
Write 38.5
Mixed 37.9
48% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.23
71% 0.81 MB/s
102GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 35.2
Write 37.4
Mixed 9.9
33% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.34
73% 0.88 MB/s
192GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 33.2
Write 32.5
Mixed 31.2
42% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.35
85% 0.99 MB/s
5GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 35.2
Write 30.3
Mixed 17.8
34% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.22
70% 0.81 MB/s
466GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 28.4
Write 28.1
Mixed 6.64
25% 21 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.33
86% 1.01 MB/s
185GB free, PID 1001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 27.6
Write 23.8
Mixed 26
33% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.25
74% 0.84 MB/s
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Typical 5000AAV External 500GB Builds (Compare 5,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $758

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