Average Bench: 80.6% (78th of 1015)

more Based on 9,869 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 19.4% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.97MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 40.3%. 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 86.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 145 179
94.3 Write 135 165
48.3 Mixed 86.1 109
87 SusWrite 135 168
92.2% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.64 4K Write 2.97 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
201% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 164 165 164 163 166 MB/s
Read 173
Write 154
Mixed 101
SusWrite 164
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
206% 1.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 166 166 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 161
Write 168
Mixed 110
SusWrite 163
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.83 MB/s
422GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 117 117 119 118 119 MB/s
Read 114
Write 118
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 118
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 59 100 81 73 73 MB/s
Read 150
Write 78
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 76.8
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.8 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 61 68 86 94 90 MB/s
Read 108
Write 81.5
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 80.9
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.67 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $1385 days
AmazonUS $1513 years
BHPhotoUS $1603 years
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 13,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $883

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