Average Bench: 82% (71st of 1015)

more Based on 10,379 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 17.9% 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 3.01MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 38%. 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 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,379 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 149 181
93.4 Write 137 168
61.9 Mixed 88.2 109
78.4 SusWrite 137 170
93.8% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.97 4K Write 3.01 3.6
0.8 4K Mixed 1 1.2
204% 1.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 163 163 164 165 165 MB/s
Read 184
Write 162
Mixed 99.2
SusWrite 163
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 118 116 115 114 MB/s
Read 162
Write 160
Mixed 106
SusWrite 116
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 108 108 109 92 MB/s
Read 160
Write 152
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 106
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.67 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 108 110 107 107 109 MB/s
Read 154
Write 149
Mixed 83
SusWrite 108
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 126 127 127 126 MB/s
Read 133
Write 122
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 126
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 123 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 127
Write 129
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 122
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.9
196% 1.7 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 117 121 121 113 MB/s
Read 136
Write 146
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 112
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.63 MB/s
789GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 101 105 103 103 MB/s
Read 112
Write 140
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 102
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 4,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,229

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