Average Bench: 80.7% (81st of 1010)

more Based on 6,653 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.01MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 86.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 145 179
93.8 Write 136 164
57 Mixed 86.6 109
80.3 SusWrite 135 166
92.6% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
2.2 4K Write 3.01 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.2
204% 1.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 160 159 157 161 161 MB/s
Read 191
Write 157
Mixed 95.7
SusWrite 159
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 164 166 167 167 MB/s
Read 175
Write 166
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 166
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
222% 1.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 165 165 169 169 169 MB/s
Read 170
Write 161
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 167
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
204% 1.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 167 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 168
Write 161
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 167
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.73 MB/s
657GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 161 162 164 163 164 MB/s
Read 168
Write 155
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 162
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.77 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 154 154 145 151 154 MB/s
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 149
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $1483 hrs
AmazonUS $1512 years
BHPhotoUS $1602 years
NeweggUS $3246 months
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 6,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $672

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