Average Bench: 77.2% (78th of 984)

more Based on 336 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 22.8% 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 2.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 32.7%. 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 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 336 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 139 171
96.6 Write 130 157
91.1 Mixed 126 152
98.9% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.68 0.92
2.25 4K Write 2.88 3.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.46 0.64
133% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
572GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 149
Mixed 141
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 3.31
4K Mixed 0.54
149% 1.51 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 147
Mixed 137
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.62
154% 1.37 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 129
Mixed 105
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.31
108% 1.19 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 135
Mixed 145
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.34
108% 1.14 MB/s
981GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 128
Mixed 124
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.43
116% 1.17 MB/s
800GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 133
Write 126
Mixed 122
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.83
4K Mixed 0.47
136% 1.35 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 39.8
Write 39.4
Mixed 39.9
30% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.11
32% 0.33 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $344

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