Average Bench: 79.5% (86th of 1015)

more Based on 9,185 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 20.5% 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 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 46.2%. 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.3 Read 144 184
88.1 Write 134 166
54.8 Mixed 85.6 110
84.9 SusWrite 132 169
91.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.95 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.2
202% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 171 170 171 169 MB/s
Read 182
Write 164
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 170
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 151 152 152 152 MB/s
Read 172
Write 148
Mixed 103
SusWrite 151
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 156 158 159 159 159 MB/s
Read 164
Write 154
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 158
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
218% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 140 140 140 138 MB/s
Read 162
Write 163
Mixed 109
SusWrite 139
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
213% 1.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 153 153 152 152 MB/s
Read 146
Write 145
Mixed 99.3
SusWrite 152
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
214% 1.77 MB/s
952GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 118 118 118 116 MB/s
Read 164
Write 155
Mixed 75
SusWrite 117
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 4,784 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $2,232

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