Average Bench: 91% (23rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,661 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 9.0% 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 4.78MB/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 48.4%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 159 196
109 Write 163 200
57.3 Mixed 72.9 85
99.5 SusWrite 157 195
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.75 4K Read 0.94 1.1
2.7 4K Write 4.78 6.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
202% 2.13 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: 177 189 191 184 189 187 MB/s
Read 167
Write 168
Mixed 77
SusWrite 186
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
224% 2.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: MFAOAC50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 172 174 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 168
Write 173
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 173
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
180% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 159 163 163 162 164 MB/s
Read 153
Write 165
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 163
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 113 117 121 114 114 MB/s
Read 120
Write 126
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 116
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.6
215% 2.5 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 1M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 110 109 112 109 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 110
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
211% 2.17 MB/s
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Typical Gold 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 16,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,563

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