Average Bench: 81.4% (77th of 1015)

more Based on 8,695 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 18.6% 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 2.98MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 38.9%. 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 86.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 147 181
93.8 Write 137 168
59.2 Mixed 86.9 109
94.1 SusWrite 137 167
93.1% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.55 4K Write 2.98 3.6
0.6 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
200% 1.61 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: 164 163 165 164 168 167 MB/s
Read 152
Write 138
Mixed 101
SusWrite 165
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 149 155 153 153 144 MB/s
Read 151
Write 150
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 151
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 147 148 148 149 MB/s
Read 139
Write 139
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 148
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.67 MB/s
678GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 153 155 154 153 154 MB/s
Read 122
Write 105
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 153
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.5 MB/s
658GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 127 126 127 130 MB/s
Read 137
Write 127
Mixed 80
SusWrite 127
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.73 MB/s
691GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 121 120 121 121 123 MB/s
Read 133
Write 130
Mixed 82
SusWrite 121
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.57 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $13820 hrs
AmazonUS $1513 years
BHPhotoUS $1602 years
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 10,875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $867

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