Average Bench: 98% (11th of 1010)

Based on 2,933 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 1.9% 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 5.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 49.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,933 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Read 170 204
117 Write 174 207
55.2 Mixed 74.1 84.2
109 SusWrite 171 200
107% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3.16 4K Write 5.01 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
210% 2.22 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 202 185 198 200 187 MB/s
Read 181
Write 184
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 194
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
205% 2.1 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 142 146 144 144 145 MB/s
Read 174
Write 128
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 145
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
191% 1.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,292,318 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
EbayUS $17512 hrs
NeweggUS $1971 month
BHPhotoUS $19914 hrs
AmazonUS $24012 hrs
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,330

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 20 months ago.

Terrible

5 months 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

4 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $898SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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