Average Bench: 64.1% (174th of 1015)

more Based on 3,083 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 35.9% 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 1.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 42.5%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,083 samples)
Min Avg Max
72 Read 118 155
69.2 Write 110 140
49.9 Mixed 91.5 119
61.4 SusWrite 105 139
78.4% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.54 4K Read 1.1 1.4
1.33 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
195% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 140 137 141 142 142 MB/s
Read 148
Write 132
Mixed 102
SusWrite 140
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 135 133 135 135 MB/s
Read 133
Write 126
Mixed 116
SusWrite 134
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.7 MB/s
618GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 128 124 129 127 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 126
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 109 117 119 115 110 MB/s
Read 125
Write 122
Mixed 95
SusWrite 109
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
181% 1.47 MB/s
358GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 100 102 100 102 MB/s
Read 113
Write 105
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 101
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
595GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 89 102 110 104 101 MB/s
Read 113
Write 109
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 96.7
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
186% 1.47 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 71 71 72 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 75.7
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 71
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,121,761 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $706

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