Average Bench: 91% (23rd of 1015)

more Based on 1,990 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, WD4002FYYZ-23, WDC WD4002FYYZ-01B7CB1

Excellent average bench

The WD Gold 4TB (2016) averaged just 9.0% 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 4.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 4TB (2016) is 54.1%. 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 72.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,990 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.1 Read 158 198
98.1 Write 162 200
48.4 Mixed 72.4 84.3
95.2 SusWrite 158 196
100% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
3.1 4K Write 4.78 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
202% 2.13 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: 184 194 190 184 197 187 MB/s
Read 194
Write 204
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 190
123% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.8
238% 2.57 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 157 161 163 163 MB/s
Read 151
Write 156
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 161
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.5
206% 2.47 MB/s
874GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 173 167 165 173 167 MB/s
Read 136
Write 153
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 168
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.5
200% 2.4 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 117 116 113 117 MB/s
Read 120
Write 127
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 116
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.7
225% 2.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 132 131 133 137 132 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 96
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 127
54% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,511

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