Average Bench: 82.9% (62nd of 1015)

more Based on 11,775 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA, WDC WD3003FZEX-3

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 17.0% 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 3.04MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 35.3%. 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 89.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 148 179
96.4 Write 136 166
65.1 Mixed 89.2 111
104 SusWrite 141 168
94.5% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
2.31 4K Write 3.04 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1 1.1
204% 1.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 149 151 150 151 152 MB/s
Read 175
Write 167
Mixed 104
SusWrite 150
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 152 152 153 154 152 MB/s
Read 173
Write 152
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 151
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
218% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 151 151 151 152 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 99.4
SusWrite 150
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 142 143 141 141 142 MB/s
Read 166
Write 153
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 141
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.77 MB/s
333GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 107 109 107 109 MB/s
Read 135
Write 128
Mixed 68
SusWrite 108
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,631,012 HDDs tested.

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AmazonUS $1515 years
BHPhotoUS $1604 years
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 11,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,185

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