Average Bench: 100% (5th of 984)

Based on 1,569 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 0.0% 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 3.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,569 samples)
Min Avg Max
140 Read 178 203
131 Write 170 200
121 Mixed 162 193
128% 170 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.88 1.04
2.52 4K Write 3.64 4.7
0.31 4K Mixed 0.48 0.65
158% 1.67 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 193
Write 186
Mixed 176
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 3.83
4K Mixed 0.53
175% 1.81 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 192
Write 183
Mixed 170
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 3.42
4K Mixed 0.54
170% 1.69 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 187
Write 182
Mixed 174
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 4.32
4K Mixed 0.59
189% 1.99 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 116
Mixed 158
105% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.48
114% 0.88 MB/s
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,364

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