Average Bench: 91.1% (20th of 1015)

more Based on 1,697 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 8.8% 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 4.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 2TB (2016) is 49.1%. 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 97.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.4 Read 157 197
116 Write 194 231
63.5 Mixed 97.2 117
104 SusWrite 159 191
111% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.5 4K Read 4.34 6.7
2.5 4K Write 3.26 3.6
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
351% 2.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: RR04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 179 175 176 176 173 MB/s
Read 204
Write 239
Mixed 116
SusWrite 176
135% 184 MB/s
4K Read 7.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
487% 3.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 183 183 184 182 185 MB/s
Read 191
Write 219
Mixed 103
SusWrite 185
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
394% 3.27 MB/s
924GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 152 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 153
Write 186
Mixed 106
SusWrite 154
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
299% 2.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: RR04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 138 82 149 138 137 MB/s
Read 178
Write 213
Mixed 105
SusWrite 122
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1
417% 3.47 MB/s
652GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 150 148 150 150 MB/s
Read 112
Write 200
Mixed 104
SusWrite 150
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
368% 2.97 MB/s
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Typical Gold 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 27,546 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,639

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