Average Bench: 82.7% (61st of 984)

more Based on 3,424 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Very good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged just 17.2% 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 2.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 37.8%. 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 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 148 188
100 Write 140 168
99.3 Mixed 135 160
106% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.75 0.99
1.55 4K Write 2.72 3.27
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
111% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 154
Mixed 145
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 3.37
4K Mixed 0.22
136% 1.59 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 158
Write 159
Mixed 157
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.43
4K Mixed 0.24
128% 1.52 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 153
Write 158
Mixed 148
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.21
4K Mixed 0.28
129% 1.47 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 148
Write 132
Mixed 128
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 0.48
4K Mixed 0.26
72% 0.52 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 135
Mixed 126
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01KS3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 124
Mixed 119
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 3.23
4K Mixed 0.64
167% 1.58 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 123
Write 126
Mixed 140
98% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.27
116% 1.29 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.3
Write 88.6
Mixed 83.8
65% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.05 MB/s
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $344

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,784

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