Average Bench: 66.7% (151st of 1015)

more Based on 6,054 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA0, WD1502FAEX-0078A0, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA0, WD1502FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1502FAEX-0, WD1502FA EX-0078A0, WD1502FAEX-007B

Above average average bench

The WD Black 1.5TB (2010) averaged 33.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.11MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 94.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,054 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Read 121 159
68.9 Write 111 138
51.9 Mixed 94.4 121
66.1 SusWrite 111 141
80.9% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.84 4K Write 2.46 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
196% 1.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
928GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 132 132 136 134 134 MB/s
Read 151
Write 124
Mixed 111
SusWrite 133
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 146 147 147 148 147 MB/s
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 111
SusWrite 145
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 114 118 114 117 115 MB/s
Read 150
Write 138
Mixed 103
SusWrite 116
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
175% 1.4 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 106 107 105 107 107 MB/s
Read 150
Write 131
Mixed 108
SusWrite 106
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.5 MB/s
928GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 118 117 118 118 MB/s
Read 138
Write 130
Mixed 97.6
SusWrite 117
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
230% 1.77 MB/s
807GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 118 119 120 120 MB/s
Read 126
Write 110
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 119
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 124 123 123 MB/s
Read 117
Write 112
Mixed 105
SusWrite 122
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
203% 1.57 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 109 109 109 107 109 MB/s
Read 119
Write 124
Mixed 106
SusWrite 108
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
203% 1.57 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 17,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $717

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