Average Bench: 79.2% (86th of 1015)

more Based on 10,391 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged 20.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.91MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 44%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 84.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.9 Read 143 180
85.2 Write 132 163
46.5 Mixed 84.7 109
83.6 SusWrite 133 168
90.5% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
0.9 4K Write 2.91 3.54
0.6 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
200% 1.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 160 163 165 165 165 MB/s
Read 179
Write 165
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 162
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1
226% 1.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 152 152 154 158 152 MB/s
Read 180
Write 139
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 151
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 95 97 97 95 MB/s
Read 131
Write 134
Mixed 93
SusWrite 95.1
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 108 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 85.5
Mixed 65
SusWrite 107
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 5,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $2,043

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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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