Average Bench: 66.1% (160th of 1015)

more Based on 5,862 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 33.8% 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 0.94MB/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 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 93.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 120 158
69 Write 111 138
51.8 Mixed 93.4 121
66.2 SusWrite 110 141
80.3% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.13 1.4
1.73 4K Write 2.43 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
197% 1.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
801GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 142 144 143 144 MB/s
Read 164
Write 144
Mixed 112
SusWrite 143
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 1.73 MB/s
823GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 123 124 123 124 123 MB/s
Read 133
Write 129
Mixed 96.2
SusWrite 123
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.63 MB/s
744GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 103 102 104 102 103 MB/s
Read 140
Write 120
Mixed 116
SusWrite 101
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 98 100 99 MB/s
Read 114
Write 102
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 98.4
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.4 MB/s
529GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 95 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 107
SusWrite 93.9
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
214% 1.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,630,323 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 16,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $723

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