Average Bench: 91.9% (19th of 1015)

more Based on 1,756 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 8.1% 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 4.83MB/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 52.2%. 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 72.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,756 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.4 Read 159 199
100 Write 164 200
52.5 Mixed 72.9 84
98.1 SusWrite 160 196
101% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.71 4K Read 0.94 1.1
3.3 4K Write 4.83 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
203% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 170 170 170 169 169 MB/s
Read 184
Write 190
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 169
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2.37 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 173 187 193 172 185 MB/s
Read 158
Write 173
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 184
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
197% 2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 176 165 172 175 166 MB/s
Read 170
Write 179
Mixed 82
SusWrite 172
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
185% 2 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 114 109 113 113 119 MB/s
Read 114
Write 123
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 116
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
214% 2.27 MB/s
863GB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 43 43 44 44 44 MB/s
Read 168
Write 43
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 43.8
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.77 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 94 85 94 98 90 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 101
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 93
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.8
203% 1.9 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,501

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