Average Bench: 57.8% (214th of 1015)

Based on 900 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.87MB/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%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 900 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Read 110 137
2.3 Write 94 126
17.3 Mixed 71.6 97.2
2.82 SusWrite 91.4 129
67.6% 91.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.07 1.4
0.84 4K Write 1.97 2.4
0.6 4K Mixed 0.87 1
178% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
907GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 119 125 126 125 MB/s
Read 122
Write 114
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 122
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 123 123 125 125 127 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 118
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
171% 1.33 MB/s
820GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 123 125 125 124 123 MB/s
Read 122
Write 116
Mixed 96
SusWrite 120
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
652GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 108 107 109 108 MB/s
Read 131
Write 97.3
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 108
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 105 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 98.2
SusWrite 105
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.33 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 101 99 91 MB/s
Read 123
Write 113
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 99.5
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
652GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 104 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 118
Write 105
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 104
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 05.03D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.2 2 2.3 1.9 1.8 2.2 MB/s
Read 115
Write 2.2
Mixed 17.2
SusWrite 2
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,053,254 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1001FALS-41Y6A1 1TB Builds (Compare 1,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Apple MacPro5,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $335

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