Average Bench: 82.7% (69th of 1015)

more Based on 14,311 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 17.3% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.01MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 38.8%. 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 88.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,311 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 149 184
96.4 Write 137 165
59.4 Mixed 88.1 108
98.6 SusWrite 139 170
94.2% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.8 4K Write 3.01 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
201% 1.62 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: 147 150 151 151 152 150 MB/s
Read 158
Write 150
Mixed 102
SusWrite 150
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
218% 1.83 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 154 155 155 155 155 MB/s
Read 150
Write 146
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 154
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 141 141 142 142 MB/s
Read 157
Write 146
Mixed 102
SusWrite 141
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.83 MB/s
946GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 140 143 126 143 MB/s
Read 117
Write 112
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 139
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 109 110 106 108 MB/s
Read 131
Write 99.9
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 108
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,459 HDDs tested.

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AmazonUS $1515 years
BHPhotoUS $1605 years
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 12,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,364

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