Average Bench: 82.5% (71st of 1010)

more Based on 7,137 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 17.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.03MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 39%. 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 88.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,137 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 148 182
94 Write 138 168
62.4 Mixed 88.4 111
89.1 SusWrite 139 169
94.4% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1.1
2.36 4K Write 3.03 3.6
0.86 4K Mixed 1 1.2
204% 1.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 162 163 160 160 162 MB/s
Read 168
Write 154
Mixed 84
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 168 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 155
Write 137
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 168
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 150 149 152 152 MB/s
Read 149
Write 150
Mixed 96.5
SusWrite 150
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 130 111 130 131 MB/s
Read 160
Write 116
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 126
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
671GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 126 125 124 126 126 MB/s
Read 142
Write 120
Mixed 79
SusWrite 126
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 129 130 130 128 127 MB/s
Read 125
Write 112
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 128
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 131 124 121 122 130 MB/s
Read 115
Write 130
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 125
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.57 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $14023 hrs
AmazonUS $1512 years
BHPhotoUS $1602 years
NeweggUS $32411 months
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 9,510 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $804

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