Average Bench: 80.8% (79th of 1015)

more Based on 8,615 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.94MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 41.3%. 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 86.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 145 181
93 Write 136 164
55.2 Mixed 86.5 110
94.9 SusWrite 136 169
92.5% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.66 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.6 4K Write 2.94 3.6
0.6 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
200% 1.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 171 173 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 179
Write 168
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 173
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 170 171 170 169 MB/s
Read 176
Write 165
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 169
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 146 146 150 151 MB/s
Read 157
Write 153
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 148
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 141 141 141 141 MB/s
Read 164
Write 140
Mixed 104
SusWrite 140
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
601GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 119 121 122 121 121 MB/s
Read 154
Write 142
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 120
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $14011 mins
AmazonUS $1513 years
BHPhotoUS $1602 years
NeweggUS $32413 months
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 10,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $831

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