Average Bench: 71.2% (110th of 984)

more Based on 1,585 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 28.7% 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 2.28MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 42.4%. 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 115MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 100MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 Read 133 179
79.7 Write 115 141
24.4 Mixed 100 135
86.8% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.87 1.21
1.24 4K Write 2.28 2.72
0.26 4K Mixed 0.42 0.54
125% 1.19 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
Read 163
Write 130
Mixed 133
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.49
149% 1.38 MB/s
491GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 146
Write 139
Mixed 130
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.53
151% 1.38 MB/s
945GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 142
Write 112
Mixed 121
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.43
124% 1.16 MB/s
398GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 141
Write 109
Mixed 105
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.42
117% 1.15 MB/s
744GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 134
Write 111
Mixed 106
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.49
133% 1.2 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 101
Mixed 87.7
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.49
128% 1.24 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper Z97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $694

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