Average Bench: 108% (3rd of 984)

more Based on 1,083 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-0, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2V, WD WD5001FZWX-00ZHU

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged 7.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 5TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 213MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 47%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,083 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 161 200
150 Write 213 247
106 Mixed 159 198
133% 178 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.16 4K Read 3.62 7.03
1.69 4K Write 2.68 3.22
0.21 4K Mixed 0.3 0.39
234% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 236
Mixed 168
150% 201 MB/s
4K Read 2.03
4K Write 2.94
4K Mixed 0.16
157% 1.71 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 1A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 204
Mixed 148
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.32
133% 1.46 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,814,984 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 10,213 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,315

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