Average Bench: 71.4% (108th of 983)

more Based on 1,205 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 28.6% 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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 40%. 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 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.4 Read 136 191
80.9 Write 113 139
31.8 Mixed 103 136
87.9% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.83 1.2
1.7 4K Write 2.29 2.68
0.29 4K Mixed 0.42 0.54
124% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 136
Mixed 73.9
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.42
130% 1.29 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 127
Mixed 75.8
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.42
139% 1.33 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 114
Mixed 119
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.41
121% 1.18 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 124
Mixed 120
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.38
116% 1.2 MB/s
618GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 103
Mixed 118
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.48
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 132
Write 95.9
Mixed 86.3
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 0.87 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 97.8
Mixed 111
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.4
115% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,407 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 - $66

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $215

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