Average Bench: 83.6% (54th of 979)

more Based on 2,415 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 16.3% 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 2.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 137MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 36.9%. 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 0.75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 150 186
99.6 Write 141 166
104 Mixed 137 162
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.75 1
1.85 4K Write 2.78 3.3
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.35
112% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 121
Mixed 120
92% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 3.06
4K Mixed 0.25
119% 1.38 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 104
Mixed 126
87% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.15 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 97.1
Mixed 95.8
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.21
97% 1.09 MB/s
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $472

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,972

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