Average Bench: 79.7% (80th of 1010)

more Based on 7,541 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 20.2% 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 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.98MB/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 86.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.7 Read 144 179
95.8 Write 135 164
59.5 Mixed 86.2 109
90.8 SusWrite 134 166
91.6% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
2.1 4K Write 2.98 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.01 1.2
204% 1.62 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: 176 177 178 179 179 179 MB/s
Read 207
Write 178
Mixed 114
SusWrite 178
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
224% 1.9 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 160 159 159 161 MB/s
Read 174
Write 161
Mixed 110
SusWrite 160
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
219% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 142 158 160 162 163 MB/s
Read 161
Write 150
Mixed 92.2
SusWrite 156
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
198% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 142 143 143 145 MB/s
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 143
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.7 MB/s
791GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 158 160 160 161 MB/s
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 159
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 127 130 130 130 MB/s
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 129
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 88 94 87 87 MB/s
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 87.9
70% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

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