Average Bench: 79.1% (90th of 1010)

more Based on 7,180 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, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged 20.9% 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 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 43.8%. 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 86MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.3 Read 142 178
90 Write 134 163
56.9 Mixed 86 108
87.5 SusWrite 133 166
91% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
2.1 4K Write 2.98 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.01 1.2
203% 1.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 157 156 156 161 158 MB/s
Read 165
Write 154
Mixed 97.4
SusWrite 155
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 142 143 143 142 MB/s
Read 176
Write 160
Mixed 95
SusWrite 142
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.8 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 156 158 158 158 157 MB/s
Read 151
Write 140
Mixed 82
SusWrite 156
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
209% 1.8 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 128 130 131 131 MB/s
Read 146
Write 137
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 129
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 134 128 127 132 130 MB/s
Read 135
Write 128
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 129
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 110 113 117 114 110 MB/s
Read 141
Write 128
Mixed 80
SusWrite 114
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.47 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 3,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $2,154

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