Average Bench: 71% (128th of 1010)

more Based on 2,461 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA0, WD1502FAEX-0078A0, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1502FAEX-0, WD1502FA EX-0078A0, WD1502FAEX-007B

Good average bench

The WD Black 1.5TB (2010) averaged 28.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,461 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 Read 133 174
76.2 Write 115 140
34.2 Mixed 105 137
74.3 SusWrite 109 135
85.6% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.91 1.3
1.7 4K Write 2.34 2.74
0.29 4K Mixed 0.51 1
138% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
309GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 135 130 131 132 131 MB/s
Read 123
Write 116
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 132
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.47 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 101 102 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 113
Write 100
Mixed 103
SusWrite 102
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.57 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 85.3
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
184% 1.43 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 93.6
73% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 98 99 98 98 MB/s
Read 89
Write 85
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 98
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.47 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 84 85 84 85 MB/s
Read 92
Write 89.2
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 84.3
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $484

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