Average Bench: 80% (79th of 1010)

more Based on 7,645 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 20.0% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.85MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 45.9%. 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 7,645 samples)
Min Avg Max
94 Read 146 186
76.6 Write 134 167
47.4 Mixed 85.6 109
72.4 SusWrite 132 170
91.5% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1.1
0.9 4K Write 2.85 3.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
197% 1.56 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: 156 158 157 158 159 157 MB/s
Read 178
Write 140
Mixed 105
SusWrite 157
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 153 149 152 152 MB/s
Read 170
Write 159
Mixed 106
SusWrite 151
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.67 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 145 144 144 144 MB/s
Read 178
Write 156
Mixed 104
SusWrite 143
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 132 137 138 139 139 MB/s
Read 169
Write 160
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 136
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 133 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 119
Write 120
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 133
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.8 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 4,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $2,276

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