Average Bench: 82.2% (72nd of 1002)

more Based on 6,328 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Very good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged just 17.7% 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 133MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 36.5%. 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 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 148 184
101 Write 139 164
103 Mixed 133 159
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.73 0.99
1.85 4K Write 2.72 3.25
0.2 4K Mixed 0.26 0.35
110% 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 165
Write 179
Mixed 148
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 3.15
4K Mixed 0.26
133% 1.51 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 151
Mixed 146
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.26
107% 1.28 MB/s
786GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 141
Mixed 140
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.2
105% 1.24 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 130
Mixed 127
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.22
106% 1.29 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 144
Mixed 143
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.26
105% 1.26 MB/s
529GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 111
Mixed 121
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.22
96% 1.1 MB/s
978GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 134
Mixed 123
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 3.51
4K Mixed 0.33
129% 1.5 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 125
Mixed 112
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.94
4K Mixed 0.22
98% 1.2 MB/s
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,669

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