Average Bench: 111% (2nd of 979)

more Based on 502 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 11.1% 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 4.17MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 219MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 44%. 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 502 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 168 202
164 Write 219 248
111 Mixed 161 199
137% 183 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.39 4K Read 4.17 7.24
0.7 4K Write 2.7 3.28
0.22 4K Mixed 0.31 0.39
258% 2.39 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 212
Write 244
Mixed 190
161% 215 MB/s
4K Read 6.33
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.27
351% 3.22 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 247
Mixed 153
138% 185 MB/s
4K Read 7.51
4K Write 3.14
4K Mixed 0.29
403% 3.65 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 169
Write 200
Mixed 164
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 3.98
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.26
240% 2.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,067,926 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 4,683 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,001

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