Average Bench: 72% (118th of 1002)

more Based on 2,166 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 28.0% 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 2.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 41.5%. 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 2,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
86 Read 134 176
74.6 Write 116 140
37.1 Mixed 107 136
89.4% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.89 1.21
1.25 4K Write 2.3 2.71
0.26 4K Mixed 0.43 0.54
127% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 05.0
4KALIGNED
Read 160
Write 124
Mixed 129
103% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.47
134% 1.25 MB/s
656GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 119
Mixed 113
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.34
118% 1.2 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 114
Mixed 118
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.41
116% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 107
Mixed 102
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.46
111% 1.03 MB/s
510GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 94.5
Mixed 32.1
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.31
99% 1 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 92.2
Mixed 32.5
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.37
113% 1.14 MB/s
510GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 95.1
Mixed 91
73% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.48
121% 1.11 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H

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

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