Average Bench: 107% (3rd of 984)

more Based on 834 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 7.1% 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 3.56MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 212MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 47.6%. 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 0.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 834 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 160 201
142 Write 212 248
110 Mixed 160 198
133% 177 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.88 4K Read 3.56 6.8
1.01 4K Write 2.64 3.22
0.21 4K Mixed 0.3 0.39
230% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 191
Write 226
Mixed 181
150% 199 MB/s
4K Read 7.75
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.32
408% 3.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 201
Mixed 192
144% 191 MB/s
4K Read 6.13
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.36
352% 3.18 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 202
Mixed 160
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 3.26
4K Write 2.89
4K Mixed 0.36
230% 2.17 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 196
Write 129
Mixed 151
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 2.94
4K Mixed 0.31
234% 2.25 MB/s
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,251

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