Average Bench: 66% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 5,581 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 34.0% 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 1.12MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 94.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Read 120 157
69.1 Write 111 138
56.3 Mixed 94.2 121
66.3 SusWrite 109 141
80.5% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.12 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.41 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
196% 1.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
472GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 106 105 106 106 MB/s
Read 114
Write 108
Mixed 101
SusWrite 105
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.63 MB/s
662GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 79 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 110
Write 102
Mixed 84
SusWrite 78.5
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.63 MB/s
840GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 112 112 112 111 MB/s
Read 73.4
Write 72.8
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 111
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 39 38 39 38 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 93.9
Mixed 81
SusWrite 38.4
58% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
115% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 61 76 75 77 83 MB/s
Read 38.8
Write 75.8
Mixed 27
SusWrite 75.1
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
80% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 14,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $712

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