Average Bench: 80.8% (75th of 1015)

more Based on 10,654 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 19.1% 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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 39.4%. 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 146 179
92.3 Write 134 166
50.2 Mixed 85.6 110
89.2 SusWrite 136 168
92% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1 4K Write 2.97 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
201% 1.61 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: 167 166 165 168 167 167 MB/s
Read 183
Write 163
Mixed 92
SusWrite 167
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.73 MB/s
634GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 146 147 149 150 MB/s
Read 162
Write 159
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 148
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
219% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 160 160 160 160 MB/s
Read 133
Write 123
Mixed 91
SusWrite 159
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 117 119 118 118 MB/s
Read 149
Write 124
Mixed 78
SusWrite 117
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 131 130 136 133 MB/s
Read 130
Write 114
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 131
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
836GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 112 124 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 134
Write 127
Mixed 70
SusWrite 121
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $13821 hrs
AmazonUS $1513 years
BHPhotoUS $1603 years
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 12,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $854

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