Average Bench: 80.3% (79th of 1010)

more Based on 6,784 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 19.6% 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 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 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 85.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 144 181
95.1 Write 135 165
59.6 Mixed 85.5 108
97.4 SusWrite 136 167
91.8% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.83 4K Write 3.01 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.2
203% 1.63 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: 161 166 168 163 166 168 MB/s
Read 186
Write 154
Mixed 96.1
SusWrite 166
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 159 158 156 154 155 MB/s
Read 170
Write 150
Mixed 108
SusWrite 156
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 157 156 155 155 MB/s
Read 165
Write 152
Mixed 102
SusWrite 156
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 133 134 135 137 137 MB/s
Read 148
Write 144
Mixed 96.4
SusWrite 136
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.77 MB/s
683GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 127 129 129 129 MB/s
Read 116
Write 116
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 128
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 125
Write 128
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 98.5
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,124,123 HDDs tested.

 Prices

OutletPCUS $1403 hrs
AmazonUS $1512 years
BHPhotoUS $1602 years
NeweggUS $3249 months
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 8,487 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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $625

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