Average Bench: 71.9% (118th of 1002)

more Based on 2,364 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA0, WD1502FAEX-0078A0, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1502FAEX-0, WD1502FAEX-007B

Good average bench

The WD Black 1.5TB (2010) averaged 28.1% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 39.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 116MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 Read 134 176
75.2 Write 116 140
34.2 Mixed 107 137
89.3% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.87 1.2
1.58 4K Write 2.31 2.69
0.28 4K Mixed 0.43 0.54
126% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 134
Mixed 134
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.56
151% 1.36 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 142
Mixed 140
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.51
153% 1.4 MB/s
795GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 108
Mixed 118
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.46
122% 1.13 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 94
Mixed 93.9
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.4
119% 1.18 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 116
Mixed 86.2
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.43
131% 1.26 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 122
Mixed 119
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.4
108% 1.05 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 105
Mixed 32.4
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.38
133% 1.28 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: 05.0
4KALIGNED
Read 107
Write 86.2
Mixed 100
74% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.43
113% 1.12 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $460

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