Average Bench: 90.9% (22nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,002 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 9.1% 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 4.79MB/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 52.5%. 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 72.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,002 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.7 Read 159 196
96.6 Write 162 199
47.3 Mixed 72.5 85
97.9 SusWrite 157 193
100% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.94 1.1
2.6 4K Write 4.79 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.81
203% 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: 196 200 197 197 200 200 MB/s
Read 197
Write 201
Mixed 84
SusWrite 198
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
214% 2.27 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 193 182 198 186 177 MB/s
Read 199
Write 200
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 188
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
206% 2.13 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 191 192 197 192 194 MB/s
Read 193
Write 200
Mixed 82
SusWrite 194
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
198% 2.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 197 192 181 198 189 MB/s
Read 172
Write 171
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 190
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.5
216% 2.6 MB/s
703GB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 145 136 142 148 137 MB/s
Read 176
Write 179
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 142
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.6
215% 2.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 194 178 180 195 181 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 178
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 185
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
192% 2 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,580

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