Average Bench: 72% (100th of 984)

more Based on 1,865 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA0, 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 27.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.29MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 40.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 117MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 103MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.5 Read 134 178
79.5 Write 117 141
25.9 Mixed 103 135
88.3% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.88 1.21
1.08 4K Write 2.29 2.73
0.25 4K Mixed 0.42 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%
397GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 147
Write 122
Mixed 112
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.42
119% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 136
Write 133
Mixed 120
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.53
145% 1.25 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 124
Write 84.8
Mixed 114
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.34
102% 1.02 MB/s
521GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 106
Mixed 101
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.21
4K Mixed 0.04
13% 0.12 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 74.9
Mixed 74.6
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.48
136% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $835

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