Average Bench: 90.4% (28th of 1015)

more Based on 1,715 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 9.5% 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 4.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 2TB (2016) is 50.7%. 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 96.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 Read 155 196
120 Write 192 231
58.3 Mixed 96.1 116
103 SusWrite 159 192
110% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.14 4K Read 4.33 6.7
2.5 4K Write 3.25 3.6
0.8 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
350% 2.85 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: 195 188 186 188 188 189 MB/s
Read 188
Write 218
Mixed 101
SusWrite 189
127% 174 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
369% 3.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: RR04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 173 173 173 176 175 MB/s
Read 160
Write 191
Mixed 111
SusWrite 175
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
405% 3.17 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 136 147 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 193
Write 215
Mixed 111
SusWrite 140
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
449% 3.67 MB/s
825GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 158 165 162 163 163 MB/s
Read 153
Write 194
Mixed 103
SusWrite 163
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
332% 2.77 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 163 162 166 167 163 MB/s
Read 119
Write 193
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 166
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
421% 3.37 MB/s
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Typical Gold 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 26,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $472

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,826

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