Average Bench: 91.6% (19th of 1015)

more Based on 1,961 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 8.3% 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 4.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 4TB (2016) is 51.8%. 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 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,961 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.8 Read 159 197
97.7 Write 163 200
46.1 Mixed 72.4 85
103 SusWrite 159 193
101% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.94 1.1
2.5 4K Write 4.74 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
202% 2.12 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: 197 195 196 197 197 197 MB/s
Read 193
Write 186
Mixed 83
SusWrite 196
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 183 192 187 184 193 MB/s
Read 193
Write 195
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 188
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.8
234% 2.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 177 188 196 178 188 MB/s
Read 167
Write 166
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 187
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
207% 2.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 170 170 170 170 MB/s
Read 170
Write 170
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 170
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
187% 1.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 189 177 174 191 178 MB/s
Read 157
Write 167
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 181
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1
236% 2.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 139 143 147 149 148 MB/s
Read 163
Write 165
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 145
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
194% 2.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 163 162 159 162 164 MB/s
Read 146
Write 158
Mixed 74
SusWrite 162
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
208% 2.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MFAOAA50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 132 148 152 151 152 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 30
SusWrite 142
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
173% 1.37 MB/s
921GB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 133 132 136 134 132 MB/s
Read 130
Write 134
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 134
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.6
222% 2.53 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 14,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,606

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