Average Bench: 65.8% (158th of 1015)

more Based on 749 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1501FASS-00U0B, WDC WD1501FASS-00W2B, WDC WD1501FASS-00W2B0, WDC WD1501FASS-00U0B0, WDC WD15 01FASS-00W2B0, WDC WD15 01FASS-00U0B0, WDC WD15 01FASS-00U0B, WDC WD15 01FASS-00W2B, WDC WD1501FASS-0

Above average average bench

The WD WD1501FASS-00U0B 1.5TB averaged 34.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD1501FASS-00U0B 1.5TB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD1501FASS-00U0B 1.5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 88.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 105MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 749 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Read 121 154
67.4 Write 110 140
33.7 Mixed 88.7 131
55.1 SusWrite 105 143
78.5% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 1.01 1.3
1.12 4K Write 2.47 3.3
0.31 4K Mixed 0.73 1.1
169% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
779GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 139 124 92 138 138 MB/s
Read 148
Write 138
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 127
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 117 119 120 120 MB/s
Read 141
Write 140
Mixed 98
SusWrite 119
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.63 MB/s
700GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 109 109 110 109 MB/s
Read 128
Write 119
Mixed 101
SusWrite 108
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
513GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 115 113 113 115 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 113
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.00101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 83 83 83 81 MB/s
Read 89.2
Write 80.7
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 82.1
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.63 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 79 74 64 71 76 MB/s
Read 76
Write 75.3
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 69.8
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.00101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 87
Write 79.7
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 53.7
57% 76 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 90 92 91 94 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 85.2
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 91.3
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,111,902 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1501FASS-00U0B 1.5TB Builds (Compare 33,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $579

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