Average Bench: 64.8% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 6,871 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 35.1% 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 0.92MB/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 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 93.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,871 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 Read 118 157
70.2 Write 110 138
56.7 Mixed 93.4 121
66.1 SusWrite 107 139
79.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.41 4K Write 2.4 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
193% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 142 142 142 141 MB/s
Read 141
Write 132
Mixed 118
SusWrite 141
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 134 136 137 135 MB/s
Read 142
Write 128
Mixed 112
SusWrite 135
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 128 130 129 130 MB/s
Read 133
Write 116
Mixed 109
SusWrite 129
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 138 120 71 72 72 MB/s
Read 150
Write 126
Mixed 94
SusWrite 101
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 106 104 106 104 MB/s
Read 127
Write 107
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 104
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
196% 1.53 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 122 112 119 106 109 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 93.1
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 112
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 96 96 97 96 MB/s
Read 107
Write 94.7
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 95.9
71% 96 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.63 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 95 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 100
Write 95.5
Mixed 89
SusWrite 95.7
71% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.63 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 20,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $652

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