Average Bench: 89.6% (27th of 1015)

more Based on 4,859 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

Very good average bench

The WD Gold 2TB (2016) averaged just 10.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.97MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 2TB (2016) is 52.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 148 196
127 Write 196 233
67.1 Mixed 99.5 119
107 SusWrite 162 194
111% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.5 4K Read 4.42 6.5
2.6 4K Write 3.28 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
353% 2.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 189 188 188 189 189 MB/s
Read 193
Write 228
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 189
122% 169 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
403% 3.33 MB/s
712GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 52 96 117 155 163 MB/s
Read 177
Write 192
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 118
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
266% 2.17 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: RR09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 115 109 114 109 112 MB/s
Read 133
Write 173
Mixed 77
SusWrite 113
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
223% 1.93 MB/s
798GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 142 130 131 139 144 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 152
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 139
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.7
204% 1.8 MB/s
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Gaming 116%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 109%

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,140

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