Average Bench: 99.9% (8th of 983)

Based on 599 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 0.1% 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 3.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.49MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 37.1%. 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 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 599 samples)
Min Avg Max
139 Read 178 204
128 Write 170 200
98.3 Mixed 160 193
127% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.58 4K Read 0.89 1.04
2.13 4K Write 3.61 4.72
0.29 4K Mixed 0.49 0.66
158% 1.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 182
Mixed 178
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 4.56
4K Mixed 0.4
165% 1.94 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 156
Mixed 147
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 4.67
4K Mixed 0.64
198% 2.09 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 146
Write 164
Mixed 159
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.35
133% 1.4 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 125
Write 153
Mixed 148
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.05
4K Mixed 0.54
157% 1.52 MB/s
442GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 90.9
Mixed 76.5
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.17
49% 0.51 MB/s
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AmazonUS $195.399 days ago.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $417

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,677

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