Average Bench: 92.6% (17th of 1015)

more Based on 1,527 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 7.4% 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 4.86MB/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 50.5%. 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. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.1 Read 159 199
103 Write 164 200
52.9 Mixed 72.5 84
103 SusWrite 162 197
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.75 4K Read 0.94 1.1
3.3 4K Write 4.86 6.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
205% 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: 199 198 196 200 200 199 MB/s
Read 194
Write 198
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 199
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.47 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 1M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 192 196 195 191 197 MB/s
Read 196
Write 200
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 194
121% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1
238% 2.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 179 185 188 181 184 MB/s
Read 164
Write 180
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 184
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.1 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 171 175 170 171 177 MB/s
Read 172
Write 169
Mixed 79
SusWrite 173
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.7
226% 2.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 181 182 190 184 184 MB/s
Read 158
Write 164
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 184
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
210% 2.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 164 163 153 160 166 MB/s
Read 184
Write 190
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 157
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.8
248% 2.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 154 156 158 158 158 MB/s
Read 159
Write 167
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 158
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.8
238% 2.57 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 121%
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Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,593

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