Average Bench: 92% (17th of 1015)

more Based on 3,238 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 7.9% 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 4.93MB/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 44%. 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 73.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 161 196
113 Write 165 199
57.8 Mixed 73.9 84.2
97.7 SusWrite 159 192
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.95 1.1
3.15 4K Write 4.93 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
206% 2.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 182 190 184 181 188 MB/s
Read 161
Write 171
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 184
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.7
220% 2.47 MB/s
753GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 157 165 167 161 165 MB/s
Read 160
Write 156
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 164
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.5
212% 2.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 166 160 169 171 161 MB/s
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 158
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
208% 2.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 159 159 163 159 162 MB/s
Read 147
Write 157
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 160
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.07 MB/s
662GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 154 155 155 151 MB/s
Read 147
Write 145
Mixed 72
SusWrite 154
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.77 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 24,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C37) - $161

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,025

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