Average Bench: 70.5% (115th of 984)

more Based on 1,336 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 29.4% 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 2.27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 39.1%. 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 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.9 Read 133 180
79.9 Write 113 140
29.6 Mixed 100 135
86.3% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.83 1.2
1.36 4K Write 2.27 2.68
0.27 4K Mixed 0.42 0.53
123% 1.17 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 172
Write 138
Mixed 135
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.44
131% 1.26 MB/s
488GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 140
Mixed 11.8
75% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.82
4K Mixed 0.48
154% 1.48 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 134
Mixed 135
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.5
145% 1.31 MB/s
715GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 132
Mixed 132
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.5
135% 1.24 MB/s
458GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 130
Mixed 119
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.47
128% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 132
Mixed 83
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.3
96% 0.99 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.2
Write 114
Mixed 89.9
73% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.36
102% 1.03 MB/s
530GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 97.8
Mixed 115
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.51
136% 1.14 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H - $66

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $214

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