Average Bench: 89.7% (26th of 1015)

more Based on 4,280 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4002FYYZ-01B7CB0, WDC WD4002FYYZ-01B70B0, WDC WD4002FYYZ-31B7CB0, WDC WD4002FYYZ-01B7C, WDC WD4002FYYZ-0, WDC WD40 02FYYZ-01B7CB1, WDC WD40 02FYYZ-01B7C, WD WD4002FYYZ-01B7C, WDC WD40 02FYYZ-01B7CB0, WDC WD40 02FYYZ-03UL1B1, WD4002FYYZ-23, WDC WD4002FYYZ-01B7CB1

Very good average bench

The WD Gold 4TB (2016) averaged just 10.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 4TB (2016) is 49.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.1 Read 155 193
99.7 Write 158 196
49.4 Mixed 71.9 84.3
100 SusWrite 157 192
98.9% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.95 1.1
2.9 4K Write 4.87 6.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
204% 2.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 195 201 197 194 202 MB/s
Read 192
Write 193
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 198
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.6
191% 2.07 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 188 194 197 186 194 MB/s
Read 194
Write 195
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 192
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
219% 2.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 181 200 185 185 196 MB/s
Read 164
Write 170
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 189
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 157 159 150 156 161 MB/s
Read 195
Write 199
Mixed 103
SusWrite 156
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.7
225% 2.47 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 178 173 186 177 181 MB/s
Read 161
Write 167
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 180
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
195% 1.93 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 37,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $947

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