Average Bench: 91.8% (20th of 1015)

more Based on 3,374 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 4.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 4TB (2016) is 47.3%. 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 73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 161 197
113 Write 165 200
56.4 Mixed 73 84.2
101 SusWrite 159 195
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.95 1.1
3.2 4K Write 4.82 6.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
206% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 176 189 184 176 188 MB/s
Read 187
Write 190
Mixed 82
SusWrite 183
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.6
216% 2.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 184 183 177 187 182 MB/s
Read 178
Write 182
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 182
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
215% 2.37 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 193 176 176 193 176 MB/s
Read 177
Write 175
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 182
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.5
192% 2.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 1M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 157 156 155 161 MB/s
Read 191
Write 193
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 156
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 1M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 132 137 156 147 176 MB/s
Read 167
Write 169
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 152
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.7
221% 2.43 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 5,232 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,322

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