Average Bench: 79.1% (84th of 1015)

more Based on 10,840 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 20.9% 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 2.89MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2013) is 40.5%. 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 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,840 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.2 Read 143 178
80.8 Write 131 160
44 Mixed 83.9 107
80.1 SusWrite 133 166
90.1% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.86 1.1
0.99 4K Write 2.89 3.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
198% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 149 165 165 165 166 MB/s
Read 190
Write 150
Mixed 91
SusWrite 162
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 160 161 162 162 161 MB/s
Read 166
Write 159
Mixed 109
SusWrite 160
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.7 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 146 147 147 146 147 MB/s
Read 154
Write 147
Mixed 104
SusWrite 146
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 143 141 142 143 MB/s
Read 151
Write 150
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 142
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 123 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 130
Write 124
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 123
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 107 107 108 107 MB/s
Read 110
Write 113
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 107
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.73 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 43 47 47 40 MB/s
Read 134
Write 140
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 44.1
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
188% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 73 75 72 53 46 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 44.2
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 66.2
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.43 MB/s
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,666

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