Average Bench: 83.4% (63rd of 1015)

more Based on 12,368 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 16.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/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 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 139MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 150 182
99.2 Write 139 167
58.7 Mixed 89.9 112
99.9 SusWrite 140 170
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.89 1.1
1.87 4K Write 2.97 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 1.01 1.2
204% 1.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
902GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 142 144 142 143 MB/s
Read 154
Write 155
Mixed 107
SusWrite 142
103% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.77 MB/s
842GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 134 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 76.6
SusWrite 135
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
842GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 133 136 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 77
SusWrite 136
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,128,109 HDDs tested.


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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 7,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
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Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 77%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,156

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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