Average Bench: 98.9% (14th of 1010)

Based on 2,906 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 1.0% 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 3.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 36.4%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 174 204
130 Write 170 200
69.4 Mixed 136 188
126 SusWrite 175 200
121% 164 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.54 4K Read 0.89 1.1
2.38 4K Write 3.98 6.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
170% 1.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 196 201 200 195 199 MB/s
Read 201
Write 197
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 199
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.6
227% 2.67 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 193 180 197 194 182 MB/s
Read 197
Write 205
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 191
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 2.53 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 173 181 184 175 182 MB/s
Read 191
Write 192
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 180
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.8
251% 2.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,176,083 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
EbayUS $17517 secs
BHPhotoUS $1959 hrs
NeweggUS $19710 hrs
AmazonUS $19715 mins
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,338

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity....

Added 18 months ago.

Terrible

3 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

2 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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