Average Bench: 78.5% (89th of 1015)

more Based on 16,763 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 WD4003FZEX-3, WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4S, WD4003FZ EX

Good average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2013) averaged 21.4% 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 2.93MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 43.4%. 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 85.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,763 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.9 Read 142 180
84.6 Write 131 165
53.6 Mixed 85.4 111
85.8 SusWrite 132 167
90% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
2.2 4K Write 2.93 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
200% 1.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 168 168 165 167 MB/s
Read 168
Write 154
Mixed 124
SusWrite 166
113% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 164 166 166 166 165 MB/s
Read 165
Write 153
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 165
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.67 MB/s
811GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 127 126 128 128 127 MB/s
Read 150
Write 124
Mixed 85
SusWrite 126
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
522GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 133 135 135 136 136 MB/s
Read 132
Write 127
Mixed 94.8
SusWrite 134
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.63 MB/s
838GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 136 137 137 137 137 MB/s
Read 112
Write 94.9
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 137
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 106 105 106 105 MB/s
Read 118
Write 109
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 105
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.7 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 3,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,664

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