Average Bench: 69.1% (135th of 1010)

more Based on 2,594 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA0, WD1502FAEX-0078A0, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1502FAEX-007BA, WDC WD15 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1502FAEX-0, WD1502FA EX-0078A0, WD1502FAEX-007B

Above average average bench

The WD Black 1.5TB (2010) averaged 30.8% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 37.6%. 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 Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.1 Read 129 163
76.3 Write 114 139
59.6 Mixed 101 135
68.2 SusWrite 109 140
83.9% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.99 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.36 2.8
0.31 4K Mixed 0.69 1.1
161% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
469GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 140 140 139 141 140 MB/s
Read 147
Write 136
Mixed 101
SusWrite 139
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
469GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 140 140 139 139 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 118
SusWrite 140
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.6 MB/s
469GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 139 140 140 141 MB/s
Read 142
Write 142
Mixed 99
SusWrite 140
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
469GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 139 140 138 140 MB/s
Read 140
Write 134
Mixed 116
SusWrite 139
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 131 131 133 131 MB/s
Read 140
Write 118
Mixed 110
SusWrite 131
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.5 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 121 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 134
Write 124
Mixed 114
SusWrite 125
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
758GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 116 119 119 120 119 MB/s
Read 129
Write 103
Mixed 108
SusWrite 118
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.6 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $329

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