Average Bench: 71.6% (106th of 979)

more Based on 1,123 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 28.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/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 40.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 Read 137 193
81 Write 113 138
31.5 Mixed 102 135
87.8% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.82 1.2
1.66 4K Write 2.3 2.7
0.29 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%
506GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 186
Write 113
Mixed 124
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.42
110% 1.08 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 104
Write 109
Mixed 94.5
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.37
100% 0.96 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 102
Write 92.5
Mixed 95.3
73% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.46
127% 1.24 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 46%
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $222

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