Average Bench: 110% (2nd of 979)

more Based on 353 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 10.2% 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 3.97MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 215MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 45.6%. 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 0.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 353 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 168 212
158 Write 215 248
107 Mixed 160 203
136% 181 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.87 4K Read 3.97 7.1
0.88 4K Write 2.72 3.29
0.21 4K Mixed 0.31 0.4
250% 2.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 244
Mixed 118
133% 180 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.36
204% 1.91 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 219
Mixed 172
142% 190 MB/s
4K Read 4.63
4K Write 2.89
4K Mixed 0.42
293% 2.65 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,448,455 HDDs tested.

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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 4,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,009

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