Average Bench: 98.1% (9th of 1002)

Based on 2,628 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD40 04FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-0

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2016) averaged just 1.8% lower 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 3.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 41.9%. 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,628 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 175 204
118 Write 166 197
107 Mixed 158 189
125% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.88 1.03
2.3 4K Write 3.58 4.63
0.3 4K Mixed 0.48 0.66
156% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 202
Write 202
Mixed 191
149% 198 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 3.19
4K Mixed 0.64
171% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 202
Write 197
Mixed 195
149% 198 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.77
4K Mixed 0.59
175% 1.77 MB/s
312GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 181
Write 154
Mixed 152
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.43
130% 1.32 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 170
Write 155
Mixed 160
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 3.67
4K Mixed 0.47
146% 1.59 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,209,772 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,354

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity....

Added 16 months ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

Drive is fast enough...but has got this loud click every 4-5 sec...which is very strange, disturbing, anoying and alarming: SMART parameters all look ok.


Terrible

18 days ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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