Average Bench: 78.4% (91st of 1015)

more Based on 10,115 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 21.6% 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 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 44.3%. 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 84.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,115 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 141 179
86.3 Write 132 162
57.9 Mixed 84.8 108
82.6 SusWrite 131 166
89.9% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.95 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.2
201% 1.6 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: 154 158 158 158 158 157 MB/s
Read 162
Write 152
Mixed 106
SusWrite 157
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
222% 1.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 156 156 161 161 159 MB/s
Read 142
Write 150
Mixed 106
SusWrite 159
103% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
222% 1.67 MB/s
663GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 121 122 120 120 120 MB/s
Read 150
Write 149
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 121
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 106 106 106 105 MB/s
Read 157
Write 157
Mixed 97.5
SusWrite 105
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.8 MB/s
337GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 109 110 111 110 110 MB/s
Read 128
Write 138
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 110
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Black 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 5,157 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $2,204

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