Average Bench: 71.3% (105th of 979)

more Based on 1,066 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 28.7% 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 0.42MB/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 41.6%. 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 112MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 Read 136 191
79.7 Write 112 138
31.4 Mixed 102 136
87.5% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.82 1.2
1.61 4K Write 2.29 2.71
0.28 4K Mixed 0.42 0.53
123% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 140
Mixed 89
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.44
130% 1.29 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 138
Mixed 135
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.37
133% 1.29 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 140
Write 136
Mixed 130
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.41
136% 1.3 MB/s
590GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 119
Mixed 122
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.46
142% 1.35 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 115
Mixed 57.2
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.43
126% 1.2 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83
Write 86.7
Mixed 80.5
63% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.44
111% 1.05 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $223

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