Average Bench: 77.8% (92nd of 1002)

more Based on 443 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 22.1% 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 Write Speed 2.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 443 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 140 174
98.5 Write 131 157
91.9 Mixed 126 152
99.6% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.68 0.92
2.11 4K Write 2.85 3.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.47 0.64
133% 1.33 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 168
Mixed 155
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 3.26
4K Mixed 0.49
150% 1.54 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 165
Mixed 140
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.62
126% 1.05 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 152
Mixed 143
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.57
158% 1.51 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 144
Mixed 139
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 3.23
4K Mixed 0.64
166% 1.57 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 129
Mixed 130
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.47
112% 1 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 126
Mixed 130
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.52
114% 1 MB/s
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Typical Black 3TB (2012) Builds (Compare 3,317 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $254

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,977

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