Average Bench: 64.7% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 6,983 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 35.2% 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 1.12MB/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 6,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 Read 118 157
70.7 Write 109 138
56.2 Mixed 93.4 122
66.1 SusWrite 107 141
79.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.12 1.4
1.4 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
193% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 133 133 134 134 135 MB/s
Read 146
Write 136
Mixed 117
SusWrite 134
99% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 70 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 151
Write 135
Mixed 123
SusWrite 74.6
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 118 115 116 115 MB/s
Read 105
Write 108
Mixed 108
SusWrite 116
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.67 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 106 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 110
Write 97.6
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 105
74% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
631GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 83 83 84 85 MB/s
Read 122
Write 122
Mixed 109
SusWrite 83.3
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.6 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 97 92 86 90 89 MB/s
Read 93.7
Write 86.8
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 89.9
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 75 75 76 75 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 85.2
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 74.9
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,314 HDDs tested

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME H370-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $471

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