Average Bench: 77.5% (100th of 1010)

more Based on 501 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-0, WDC WD3001FAEX-32MJRA0

Good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2012) averaged 22.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.85MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 501 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 139 173
98 Write 131 157
83.2 Mixed 124 151
30.4 SusWrite 118 149
95.3% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.69 0.92
2.05 4K Write 2.85 3.46
0.3 4K Mixed 0.5 0.8
137% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 148 152 151 153 151 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 151
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.73 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 138 137 140 139 139 MB/s
Read 156
Write 151
Mixed 106
SusWrite 138
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 140 142 143 142 MB/s
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 140
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
219% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 132 129 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 131
Write 137
Mixed 101
SusWrite 136
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.8 MB/s
980GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 99 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 134
Write 133
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 99.3
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.77 MB/s
510GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 86 102 109 109 122 MB/s
Read 120
Write 144
Mixed 101
SusWrite 99
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.8 MB/s
839GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 57 59 57 59 85 MB/s
Read 132
Write 63
Mixed 75
SusWrite 62.7
62% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
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Desktop 106%
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Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,905

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