Average Bench: 80.5% (77th of 1015)

more Based on 9,487 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 19.5% 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 2.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 43.5%. 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 87MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 145 180
86.8 Write 135 165
58.8 Mixed 87 109
87.4 SusWrite 135 168
92.2% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.62 4K Write 2.98 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.2
202% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
996GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 171 172 173 171 170 MB/s
Read 170
Write 165
Mixed 118
SusWrite 171
115% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 167 167 167 168 MB/s
Read 164
Write 161
Mixed 130
SusWrite 167
115% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.8 MB/s
873GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 140 140 134 142 MB/s
Read 152
Write 131
Mixed 79
SusWrite 139
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 157 158 156 157 157 MB/s
Read 135
Write 117
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 153
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.27 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 141 142 142 143 142 MB/s
Read 125
Write 107
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 141
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
591GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 137 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 120
Write 107
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 136
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 141 142 142 143 143 MB/s
Read 110
Write 111
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 142
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 110 112 114 112 MB/s
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 80
SusWrite 112
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 101 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 81.7
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 101
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 11,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $852

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