Average Bench: 107% (2nd of 1002)

more Based on 1,153 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-0, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2V, WD WD5001FZWX-00ZHU

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged 6.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 5TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 212MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 160 200
154 Write 212 246
106 Mixed 157 196
132% 176 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.42 4K Read 3.6 7.17
1.75 4K Write 2.72 3.25
0.21 4K Mixed 0.3 0.39
234% 2.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 206
Write 250
Mixed 199
164% 218 MB/s
4K Read 4.41
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.36
274% 2.49 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 239
Mixed 201
157% 209 MB/s
4K Read 4.63
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.4
287% 2.57 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 231
Mixed 203
154% 205 MB/s
4K Read 3.47
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.29
224% 2.11 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 243
Mixed 119
122% 164 MB/s
4K Read 2.01
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.22
157% 1.63 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 203
Mixed 132
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 3.13
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.19
205% 2.06 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,683,088 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $4805 mins
EbayUS $50111 mins
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 6,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,247

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