Average Bench: 88.1% (36th of 1015)

more Based on 1,964 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1005FBYZ-01YCBB1, WDC WD1005FBYZ-0, WDC WD1005FBYZ-01YCBB3, WDC WD1005FBYZ-01YCBB2, WDC WD10 05FBYZ-01YCBB3, WDC WD10 05FBYZ-01YCBB2, WDC WD10 05FBYZ-01YCBB1, WDC WD1005FBYZ-01YCB

Very good average bench

The WD Gold 1TB (2016) averaged just 11.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 1TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.97MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 1TB (2016) is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 1TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 97.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,964 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.6 Read 151 196
119 Write 192 232
64.5 Mixed 97.9 117
99.5 SusWrite 155 193
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.72 4K Read 4.34 6.5
2.8 4K Write 3.27 3.6
0.8 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
349% 2.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 189 182 185 184 184 MB/s
Read 157
Write 194
Mixed 114
SusWrite 185
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
416% 3.37 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: RR09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 101 101 101 101 96 MB/s
Read 61.9
Write 145
Mixed 93
SusWrite 101
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
274% 2.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,983,538 HDDs tested.


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Typical Gold 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 78%
Workstation 74%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming K3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $839

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Because, if you see its faster, than the barracuda 1tb (2016), but in amazon.com the price its 144 dollars its so expensive, but if you want a cheap hard drive to web, see netflix, and play videogames Barracuda 1tb its your disc but if you want a fast disc to play, web and see netflix and you have the money the wd gold 1tb its your disc. I dont know the temperatures

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