Average Bench: 77% (81st of 983)

more Based on 273 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 22.9% 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 32.5%. 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 273 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 138 171
97.1 Write 130 156
91.4 Mixed 125 148
98.6% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.68 0.93
2.2 4K Write 2.88 3.41
0.3 4K Mixed 0.46 0.63
133% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 163
Mixed 153
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 3.48
4K Mixed 0.71
179% 1.68 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 158
Mixed 158
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 3.34
4K Mixed 0.62
171% 1.64 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 141
Mixed 130
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.81
4K Mixed 0.31
120% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 137
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.34
109% 1.16 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 130
Mixed 139
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.96
4K Mixed 0.33
112% 1.26 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 117
Mixed 111
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.34
114% 1.2 MB/s
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $344

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,846

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