Average Bench: 79.7% (82nd of 1015)

more Based on 15,131 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-00SRLA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-0, WD4003FZ EX-00Z4SA0, 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 20.3% 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 2.96MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 46.8%. 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 86.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.3 Read 143 181
87.3 Write 132 162
58.6 Mixed 86.3 109
78.1 SusWrite 134 169
91.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.9 4K Write 2.96 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
201% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 155 154 154 155 MB/s
Read 154
Write 156
Mixed 93
SusWrite 153
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 145 146 146 147 147 MB/s
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 83
SusWrite 146
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 140 135 133 140 MB/s
Read 133
Write 133
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 136
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.7 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 85 84 85 82 80 MB/s
Read 148
Write 142
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 82
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.73 MB/s
724GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 89 89 90 90 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 100
Mixed 73
SusWrite 88.9
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 136 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 20.4
Write 134
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 134
57% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.47 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 3,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $1,666

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