Average Bench: 65.4% (161st of 1010)

more Based on 2,982 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.12MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 39.4%. 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 92MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,982 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Read 120 155
72.5 Write 111 138
54.2 Mixed 92 118
62.1 SusWrite 108 140
79.6% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.12 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.44 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
199% 1.51 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: 140 137 139 139 140 140 MB/s
Read 166
Write 136
Mixed 126
SusWrite 139
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.67 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 112 113 115 MB/s
Read 132
Write 130
Mixed 106
SusWrite 113
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.73 MB/s
834GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 110 109 108 109 MB/s
Read 112
Write 104
Mixed 102
SusWrite 108
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.57 MB/s
941GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 120 120 121 121 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 98.2
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 120
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.5 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 98 102 103 104 105 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 99.6
71% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.2 MB/s
537GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 86 74 71 68 71 MB/s
Read 98
Write 94.3
Mixed 92.7
SusWrite 78.7
68% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 86 86 87 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 73.5
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 86.5
55% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $826

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