Average Bench: 91.4% (21st of 1015)

more Based on 4,165 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2005FBYZ-01YCBB1, WDC WD20 05FBYZ-01YCBB3, WD WD2005FBYZ-01YCB, WDC WD2005FBYZ-01YCBB2, WDC WD2005FBYZ-01YCBB3, WDC WD2005FBYZ-01YCB, WDC WD20 05FBYZ-01YCBB2, WDC WD2005FBYZ-0, WDC WD20 05FBYZ-01YCBB1, WDC WD20 05FBYZ-01YCB

Excellent average bench

The WD Gold 2TB (2016) averaged just 8.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 2TB (2016) is 53.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Read 154 200
129 Write 198 235
70.2 Mixed 101 120
103 SusWrite 163 196
113% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.5 4K Read 4.51 6.8
2.6 4K Write 3.3 3.6
0.9 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
359% 2.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
615GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 185 185 185 184 185 MB/s
Read 185
Write 191
Mixed 113
SusWrite 186
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
447% 3.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 188 189 189 189 189 MB/s
Read 152
Write 232
Mixed 118
SusWrite 189
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
412% 3.37 MB/s
868GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 163 163 163 164 162 MB/s
Read 154
Write 200
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 164
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
322% 2.67 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: RR09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 132 135 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 175
Write 181
Mixed 108
SusWrite 135
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
351% 2.9 MB/s
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Typical Gold 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 17,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 110%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,190

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