Average Bench: 64.7% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 6,983 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 35.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.12MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 93.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.8 Read 118 157
70.7 Write 109 138
56.2 Mixed 93.4 122
66.1 SusWrite 107 141
79.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.12 1.4
1.4 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
193% 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: 142 144 143 142 143 142 MB/s
Read 164
Write 142
Mixed 130
SusWrite 143
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 135 136 133 135 135 MB/s
Read 148
Write 118
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 134
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
230% 1.77 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 114 113 114 113 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 82.4
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 113
66% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.63 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 77 85 82 90 96 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 74.5
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 83.5
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,453,112 HDDs tested.

Typical Black 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME H370-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $518

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