Average Bench: 65.5% (163rd of 1015)

more Based on 3,160 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 34.5% 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 1.11MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 42%. 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 92.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,160 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Read 120 157
69.8 Write 111 139
49.8 Mixed 92.3 120
64.1 SusWrite 108 139
79.7% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.2 4K Write 2.42 2.9
0.57 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
196% 1.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 104 106 104 105 MB/s
Read 152
Write 142
Mixed 118
SusWrite 104
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 133 132 130 130 131 MB/s
Read 101
Write 96.9
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 131
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.47 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 130 133 134 132 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 96.3
Mixed 66
SusWrite 131
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 115 116 117 116 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 102
SusWrite 116
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.43 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 137 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 72
Write 74.5
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 138
64% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.5 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 114 115 120 121 117 MB/s
Read 73
Write 110
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 117
67% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.23 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 81 81 80 86 86 MB/s
Read 85
Write 92.7
Mixed 51
SusWrite 83.1
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $580

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