Average Bench: 64.7% (169th of 1015)

more Based on 3,692 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 35.3% 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 0.96MB/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 43.9%. 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 106MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 94.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,692 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.8 Read 119 158
73 Write 111 140
55.3 Mixed 94.2 121
64.4 SusWrite 106 139
79.6% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.7 4K Write 2.45 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 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%
348GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 113 130 133 132 133 MB/s
Read 151
Write 124
Mixed 114
SusWrite 120
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 117 118 117 117 MB/s
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 106
SusWrite 116
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
181% 1.5 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 86 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 136
Write 109
Mixed 110
SusWrite 85.8
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
665GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 86 86 85 87 MB/s
Read 129
Write 109
Mixed 102
SusWrite 85.5
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.53 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 102 101 99 101 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 83.3
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 101
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $565

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