Average Bench: 57.9% (215th of 1015)

Based on 711 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC WD1001FALS-41Y6A1

Average average bench

The WD WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB averaged 42.1% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.07MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 711 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Read 110 136
2.3 Write 94.4 127
17.3 Mixed 72 98.2
2.33 SusWrite 90.7 129
67.7% 91.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.68 4K Read 1.07 1.4
1.12 4K Write 1.95 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.86 1
176% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
823GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 121 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 130
Write 119
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 121
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
932GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 117 117 118 117 MB/s
Read 126
Write 115
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 117
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.37 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 104 102 74 73 MB/s
Read 114
Write 96
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 92.5
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
178% 1.37 MB/s
883GB free
Firmware: 3D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 95 117 116 125 109 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 126
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 105
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
162% 1.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,947,051 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB Builds (Compare 510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 47%

System: Apple MacPro5,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $305

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