Average Bench: 66.4% (158th of 1015)

more Based on 4,424 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 33.5% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.13MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 43.4%. 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 93.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 4,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 Read 121 162
65 Write 111 139
56.5 Mixed 93.1 121
68.6 SusWrite 110 142
80.6% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.13 1.4
1.7 4K Write 2.42 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
198% 1.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
926GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 126 125 126 125 MB/s
Read 165
Write 133
Mixed 122
SusWrite 125
101% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.6 MB/s
628GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 94 118 131 136 138 MB/s
Read 140
Write 131
Mixed 109
SusWrite 122
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.47 MB/s
960GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 91 95 94 92 MB/s
Read 139
Write 120
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 93.1
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
859GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 109 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 106
Write 103
Mixed 102
SusWrite 110
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 65 68 75 94 112 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 84.3
Mixed 31
SusWrite 80.2
52% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 126 124 124 140 138 MB/s
Read 46
Write 137
Mixed 101
SusWrite 126
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
4,424 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,960,138 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 9,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $684

Popular Black 1.5TB (2010) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback