Average Bench: 79.1% (83rd of 1015)

more Based on 10,899 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD40 03FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD4003FZEX-00SRLA0, 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 2.87MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 46.4%. 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 84.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,899 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.6 Read 142 182
82.8 Write 132 165
47.7 Mixed 84.3 109
84.5 SusWrite 134 167
90.4% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
0.92 4K Write 2.87 3.6
0.52 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
198% 1.57 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: 165 167 168 167 167 167 MB/s
Read 184
Write 164
Mixed 101
SusWrite 167
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.8 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 164 163 161 161 162 MB/s
Read 164
Write 161
Mixed 105
SusWrite 162
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
222% 1.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 165 165 166 167 MB/s
Read 156
Write 148
Mixed 106
SusWrite 165
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 1.9 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 123 125 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 172
Write 142
Mixed 105
SusWrite 125
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 139 132 146 138 MB/s
Read 143
Write 128
Mixed 105
SusWrite 140
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
219% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 95 96 97 97 98 MB/s
Read 139
Write 140
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 94.3
84% 114 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 6,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $1,977

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