Average Bench: 78.5% (87th of 1015)

more Based on 9,749 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 21.5% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.88MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 42.2%. 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 83.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.7 Read 141 179
89.6 Write 132 163
44.1 Mixed 83.9 108
90.2 SusWrite 132 166
89.8% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1.1
0.93 4K Write 2.88 3.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.98 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%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 142 141 141 143 141 MB/s
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 141
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 111 147 154 152 155 MB/s
Read 159
Write 150
Mixed 105
SusWrite 138
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 155 160 158 159 MB/s
Read 132
Write 119
Mixed 84
SusWrite 158
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 141 142 141 141 140 MB/s
Read 143
Write 142
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 139
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
821GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 113 113 115 MB/s
Read 130
Write 116
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 113
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 41 41 43 42 MB/s
Read 141
Write 9
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 40.7
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 5,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $2,048

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