Average Bench: 100% (4th of 979)

Based on 258 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD40 04FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2016) averaged 0.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 37%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 258 samples)
Min Avg Max
135 Read 178 204
128 Write 171 199
108 Mixed 160 191
128% 170 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 4K Read 0.89 1.03
2.47 4K Write 3.72 4.88
0.31 4K Mixed 0.5 0.66
162% 1.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 167
Mixed 98.1
111% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 4.22
4K Mixed 0.41
163% 1.86 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 171
Mixed 163
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.36
4K Mixed 0.54
160% 1.61 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 158
Mixed 151
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.67
172% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 153
Mixed 78.6
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 3.25
4K Mixed 0.37
134% 1.47 MB/s
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $395

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,835

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