Average Bench: 82.6% (61st of 983)

more Based on 2,938 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Very good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged just 17.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 37.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.76MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,938 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 149 184
97.3 Write 138 166
98 Mixed 134 161
106% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.76 0.99
0.96 4K Write 2.68 3.29
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.35
111% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 168
Mixed 159
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.29
128% 1.39 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 151
Mixed 134
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.89
4K Mixed 0.35
120% 1.3 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 147
Mixed 153
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.34
122% 1.24 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 135
Mixed 139
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 3.43
4K Mixed 0.22
114% 1.43 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 146
Mixed 114
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 1.03 MB/s
728GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 123
Mixed 116
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.22
97% 1.1 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 108
Mixed 114
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.2
90% 1.08 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $472

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,979

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