Average Bench: 90.8% (22nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,812 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 9.2% 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 4.41MB/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 48.7%. 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 99MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 156MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,812 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.3 Read 156 197
128 Write 194 232
68.7 Mixed 99 118
103 SusWrite 159 193
112% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.7 4K Read 4.41 6.5
2.9 4K Write 3.3 3.6
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
355% 2.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 194 191 190 191 191 MB/s
Read 197
Write 220
Mixed 107
SusWrite 192
131% 179 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1.1
439% 3.57 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: RR04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 188 186 187 188 189 MB/s
Read 194
Write 228
Mixed 111
SusWrite 189
132% 181 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
420% 3.4 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 181 178 185 188 189 MB/s
Read 150
Write 238
Mixed 108
SusWrite 184
125% 170 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
367% 3.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 127 128 131 130 130 MB/s
Read 166
Write 194
Mixed 109
SusWrite 130
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
380% 3.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.


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Typical Gold 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 29,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 113%
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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