Average Bench: 99.2% (13th of 1010)

more Based on 1,528 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

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 0.7% lower 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 3.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 54.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 131MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,528 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 156 202
139 Write 202 244
72.4 Mixed 131 193
98.8 SusWrite 155 191
119% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.48 4K Read 3.79 6.73
1.57 4K Write 2.87 3.43
0.21 4K Mixed 0.61 1.1
278% 2.42 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 203 203 202 202 202 MB/s
Read 205
Write 235
Mixed 113
SusWrite 203
138% 189 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
404% 3.23 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 187 184 184 184 184 MB/s
Read 173
Write 165
Mixed 94
SusWrite 185
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
348% 2.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 120 122 125 122 124 MB/s
Read 188
Write 149
Mixed 112
SusWrite 123
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
412% 3.3 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 43 42 43 MB/s
Read 180
Write 42.6
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 42.5
60% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.9
313% 2.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,624,361 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2721 month
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 13,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,206

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